The duo consisting of bass clarinetist Fie Schouten and Katharina Gross is dedicated to a contemporary, international repertoire that treats the instruments in a gestural and primal way and celebrates low frequencies and near-speech sounds with a particular delight in creaking, buzzing and clattering in order to cast them in experimental forms. Katharina Gross and the Dutch composer Jan van de Putte have been working together for many years. The duo begins their first concert season together with new works written for the duo by Jan van de Putte and Seung-Won Oh. The Gift is the title of Van de Putte’s work. It is about a theatrical dialogue between the two instruments, representing the often difficult and multidimensional process of composing.
The duo will perform on tour in Austria in October 2022, followed by concerts in the Netherlands (nieuwe noten amsterdam, Moderne Muziek Nijmegen a.o.) and concerts and master classes/ workshops in Turkey and Portugal.