This SACD-Hybrid will play on all SACD and standard CD players.
The cellist Johanna Varner is a recipient of a grant from the City of Munich and has initiated several concert series in the Bavarian capital. For her part, the American Mary Oliver holds a PhD (Doctor in Philosophy) in Music Theory, is a member of the ICP Orkest, and plays both viola and violin. In 2008 they founded the duo JOMO.
‘Extra-territorial’ playing techniques are brought to bear on the phonation of each sound, the beauty of the arabesque and a feel for inculcating sonic inner life leading to new content.
And, as Johanna Varner and Mary Oliver encourage their instruments to speak in such a masterly way, they seem to chirp, to tweet, to twitter and to cheep, engaging in subtle intrigues and amusements, suffering and pleasuring themselves, nay rejoicing in coquettish and warbling display. Occasionally they are forced to reflect, and interpret the temperature perceived, the morals of mankind as it were. They present both pro and contra – something one has never experienced before.