The Kalmanovitch Maneri Duo performed at the opening of Neil Denari’s Displaced Buildings in the Aperiodic City in Rhinebeck, NY.
The duo is comprised of two acclaimed violists: Tanya Kalmanovitch and Mat Maneri. As individual musicians, they are known for their innovative attributions to the genre of improvisational music. As a pair, they create soulful, fresh, and singular melodies with their violas. Similar to Denari’s focus on the ambiguity of time and space within a conceptual city, the violist duo’s work explores the transient and obscure themes of time and memory through the act of creating unique music.
The Kalmanovitch Maneri Duo joins two critically acclaimed instrumentalists, both known for breaking the mold for what their instruments can be. ECM recording artist Mat Maneri is recognized as one of the most compelling jazz artists of his generation, with recordings that are widely acknowledged as among the most important developments in improvised music. Tanya Kalmanovitch started her career with the Turtle Island String Quartet and went on to define the post-genre musician through performance, scholarship and groundbreaking work at the New England Conservatory and Mannes College the New School for Music. Together, they use their violas as tools to mine rich veins of musical and personal history, folding and unfolding the basic elements of music into intimate and expressive performances. In doing so, they create a unique style built upon composition and improvisation that they communicate with power, presence and uncanny musical empathy.