Much of this recording was conceived as a twenty- year update and progression of the Duo's masterpiece, CHIAROSCURO, released on Windham Hill Records in 1985, which amazingly, sold over 65,000 copies worldwide over a 5 year period. As we have both learned so much about life and music since then, we hoped to extrapolate on what became a lot of peoples' favorite instrumental recording. We wanted to make a musical "message from the frontier" that would reflect our present emotional, intellectual and spritual selves.
Again, we have purposely created highly structured works, which would be difficult ( but not impossible ) to perform live. Again, we tried not to get too hung up on perfection but to communicate a vibe. And again, we wanted to showcase the glorious sound of our string instruments playing music in a space "bug enough to do it in."
Adapted from the liner notes by Darol Anger