|Two unusual vocalists meet in Idiolalla, which they define as a fictional vocal illness, a made-up language infection. The results are a startlingly interesting series of vocal exhibition, coherent statements in incoherent language that ranges from powerful vocal prowess to bizarre mutterings and murmuring. These two women have an intensely creative sense, and the pieces demonstrate both their great command over the voice and their desire to make interesting music within a free-form and unlikely improv genre.
DB Boyko is a Vancouver musician who's worked with the NOW Orchestra and toured with her song cycle Amphibious Tales in the 90's. Christine Duncan is an impressive vocalist with a five octave range, who's worked with Jeff Healey, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Plimley, Linton Garner, Paul Horn and others. Percussionist Jean Martin, who's worked with David Murray, Dominic Duval, Lori Freedman, Peggy Lee and others, provides a intelligent and solid anchor to the madness.