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Brad Dutz/Vinny Golia: Duets

Dutz plays over twenty different percussion instruments and Golia over ten different reed instruments on over seventy-three minutes of music. Dutz composed three of the fourteen pieces and the rest were jointly improvised. The musical elements available to two musicians using these instruments is by definition a bit limited, especially harmonically when there is no instrument capable of playing chords. Dutz and Golia seem to deal with this by expanding the timbral variations available to them; and they have clearly tried to utilize a variety of musical sounds. They seem to seek to express musical interaction through timbral and rhythmic motifs.

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