«Two generations or so separate them but the music doesn’t care about the years. The improvisation plays with the differences. On the contrary, it is a wonderful bridge.»
This almost acoustic duet is the result of instrumental introspection on both sides, over the long term, so that one day the encounter will happen. These two figures of improvised music, with contrasting backgrounds but common values, explore together the sound matter, and reveal the surprising complementarity of their playgrounds. Sakina Abdou and Raymond Boni give us to hear the spontaneity of a game cultivated with as much seriousness as casualness, in which the incarnation prevails to any form of judgment. What is played in this duet is nothing else than the deep commitment of two beings in love with freedom, who cross the splinters of the present and play the tightrope walker on a rope thrown between memory and becoming.
Following a first improvised meeting in quartet, impelled by the Muzzix collective in 2017, alongside Nicolas Mahieux and Pher Motury, Sakina Abdou and Raymond Boni meet again in 2019, at the initiative of Anne Montaron for their first duo concert on the set of "A l’Improviste". Eager to continue this meeting and to deepen their exploration of the duo, they decide to record a disc to be released by Circum-disc in the fall of 2022.
Sakina Abdou (saxophone, flutes), Raymond Boni (guitare, harmonica)