Sophie Tassignon and Alexandre Furnelle have each appeared in a variety of musical constellations throughout their individual careers. In their collaborative duo formation they have returned to the essential roots of melody and harmony – the bass and voice – as depicted by author Patrick Süskind in his satirical novel “The Double Bass”. For Tassignon this instrumental combination “is like walking on a thin thread and trying not to fall” – a musical balancing act which drives her to this specific performance setting.
In their duo Tassignon and Furnelle take on the role of storytellers, exploring songs from their favourite composers ranging from Joni Mitchell to Charles Mingus, as well as their own original compositions.
– Foto: David Beecroft