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Klaus Paier & Asja Valcic "Vision For Two - 10 Years" 2019 China Tour


Accordionist Klaus Paier & cellist Asja Valcic have been making music as a duo for ten years, Their playing has kept audience delighted and critics enthralled: "Breathtaking", said the magazine Der Spiegel; they are a "captivating match" (The Guardian ). Their journey together begin in 2009 with their debut album "A Deux", and since then Paier and Valcic have proceeded to make their unique accordion-plus-cello sound into a thing of wonder.


This tenth anniversary album "Vision for Two - 10 Years" is to some extent a conspectus, but also shows how this visionary duo continues to reinvent themselves and refresh their outlook. A Panoply of what they have achieved musicallly is right there from the start of the title track. Both Paier & Valcic have their musical origins in the classical domain, but have moved on from it in a spirit of stylistic openness, and found a musical language which is theirs yet universal. The sound is always their starting point: they have a finesse and eloquence from classical music, combined with the free-thinking, quicksilver instinctiveness of Jazz, and influences from many parts of the world. What results is capacious, widescreen music, a multi-layered and fascinating sound world in which Paier & Valcic invite listeners to immerse themselves. 


The tracks of "Vision for Two" demonstrates this duo's unique compositional talent and creativity- and also their capacity to dream. "Straight Thirteen" has an infectious groove, its repeated melodic hook set against a lively asymmetric beat. "Angela" has a melancholy and dramatic feel, "Hidden Thread" has impressionistic colours, and "A Love's Delight" more than a hint of South America. While Valcic salutes Debussy, Paier pays a swinging homage to Mozart. The album comes to a close with the bandoneon ballad "El Alba". But just before that final tune there is a short, highly percussive Latin blues number, and its title neatly sums up where Paier & Valcic now see themselves as they mark a decade of music-making: "Moving On". They have indeed achieved remarkable things through their vision of dialogue and interplay - and intend to do much more.


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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Standing: 230 (presale) / 280 (door) VIP Seat: 280 (presale) / 330 (door)
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