Air and breath form an elemental bridge between the accordion and the recorder, two instruments with no shared repertoire. In their first joint album, Inventions en folie, Marion Fermé and Ambre Vuillermoz highlight this connection through an exploration of the marriage of sounds and flexibility of phrasing, in a diverse musical program drawn from the European Baroque repertoire.
The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is presented first, an unmatched exemplar of polyphony and counterpoint. The musicians bring out the fluid exchange of voices and play with the ambiguities in their instruments’ timbres.
The exploration of sound and innovation are at the heart of this album. The choice to use modern instruments while respecting the spirit of the music was very important to the musicians, allowing them to focus on the balance of sound and bring out the creativity of the composers for a new listening experience.