"The disc’s 18 short, gemlike free improvisations include mysterious textural scrabbles and aggressive jousts, microtonal meditations and limpid, drone-based reveries. The most impressive quality of the set is the sheer selflessness with which two strong players merge into a common spirit." Steve Smith, Time Out New York
"Listen to Rara Avis, a stunning tone poem, and her poetic sorties on the seven vignettes that are the core of this session and you will hear a musician who is alive with creativity and ideas. These collective improvisations beg for discovery and repeated listening." 5 stars, Irwin Block, Montreal Gazette 12 Jun 2003
Tanya Kalmanovitch is a violist and improviser. She teaches at the New England Conservatory and leads international workshops on improvisation and entrepreneurship.
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