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Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
09.11.2018

Label: Hey!acoustics

Genre: Folk

Subgenre: Instrumental

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  • 1Adon Olam04:02
  • 2Kintsugi04:03
  • 3Una Sonrisa03:35
  • 4Die Zögerliche Braut03:10
  • 5Ich Hab Dich Zu Viel Lieb / Sheyn03:52
  • 6Oud02:55
  • 7Hava Nagila03:25
  • 8The Green Angel03:09
  • 9Der Rebbe Elimelech03:22
  • 10On Pain06:58
  • 11The Red Door03:26
  • 12Wedding Waltz02:54
  • Total Runtime44:51

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Broken & Beautiful: Every rupture, every scar is an experience that can be worth its weight in gold – if one is brave enough not to hide but to express it. Becker | Doppscher have chosen this path with dedication: Inspired by Japanese KINTSUGI artists who use gold to mend broken pieces, the Berlin based duo creates chamber music from intertwined elements of klezmer, tango and jazz. A timely reminder to appreciate diversity and discover unity in seeming opposites.

Freely levitating, melancholic clarinet melodies accompanied by dancing, sparkling guitar acrobatics: Becker | Doppscher create contemporary chamber music. Dialogically interwoven, "mercilessly honest - beautifully human." (Berliner Abendblatt).

After a successful crowdfunding campaign Becker | Doppscher now present their first joint album "KINTSUGI": With their own compositions and selected new arrangements of well-known songs, they indulge in the humorous sadness of klezmer, a music that has seen everything in life with lamentation and longing, forgiveness and hope. Mixed with the improvisational joy of jazz and the playful wickedness of tango, they create a multi-faceted overall soundscape. They are inspired by Japanese KINTSUGI artists who use gold to mend broken pieces. Becker | Doppscher remind us of the value of diversity - and of the unity that can be found in the combination of apparent opposites: Because every rupture, every scar is an experience that can be worth its weight in gold – if one is brave enough not to hide but to express it. This is the way Becker | Doppscher consciously and consistently go. The result is musical magic: Sometimes both play wild and free and unrestrained, only to immediately weave soft, filigree sounds into the moment. Always on the trail of exactly the right melody that flows from soul to soul like a golden band.

Becker | Doppscher earned their reputation as "one of Berlin's finest examples of musical talent" (German World Magazine) at international concerts, e.g. for the tourism portal visitBerlin and the La-Berlin sister city committee in Los Angeles. Further performances led her to the German Bundestag and the US Embassy in Berlin, to the Jewish Weeks Leipzig as well as to Tango Milongas and full moon concerts from Rügen to Bad Schandau.

Beatrix Becker, clarinet, bass clarinet
Benjamin Doppscher, guitar

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