Lori Freedman - bass clarinet, clarinet
Nicolas Caloia - double bass
Through their playful collaboration, Mercury successfully demonstrates the virtuosity of listening and curiosity. In their 15 years of avant-garde improvisational collaboration, Freedman (clarinet) and Caloia (double bass) have developed a singular, personal sound. They have achieved that new aesthetic, all at once unpredictable, untempered, and irregular, but none-the-less, with cadence, consonance, transparency and silence. Their music is rich in polyphonic and gestural interplay which is both explosive and discretely poised with an unforced cohesiveness.