Watch this dissonant French duet, performed in a SEWER

26 June 2017, 12:51

André Jolivet was a big fan of dissonance. His 20th century chamber music is full of jammy chord clashes and conflicting notes, which is why we love him.

But combine that dissonance with a performance in a dark, dingy drain, by a flautist sporting a colourful bird mask, and a clarinettist in a golden rabbit mask, and you’ve got one heck of an original show.

Stammer (on clarinet) and Pidgi (on flute) are behind this underground performance, in which they give a captivating rendition of the French composer Jolivet’s Sonatine for Flute and Clarinet.

The Sonatine was composed in 1961, and first performed the year after by Jacques Castagner and André Boutard at the ‘Société Nationale de Musique’, in Paris.