Iva Bittova: Fragments I-XII | ECM 3717896

Iva Bittova: Fragments I-XII


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Label: ECM

Cat No: 3717896

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1



Iva Bittova (violin, voice, kalimba)


Bittova, Iva

Fragments (12)


Iva Bittova (violin, voice, kalimba)


Czech singer/player/composer Iva Bittová has said: “The violin is a mirror reflecting my dreams and imagination. I believe there are fundamentals to my performance, such as the music’s vibration and resonance between violin and my voice.” That relationship is beautifully explored on this album – recorded at Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano, and produced by Manfred Eicher – which expresses the essence of Bittova’s unique and extraordinary solo work. The pieces here, modestly-titled ‘Fragments I-XII’ resist definition. An idiosyncratic ‘folk’ music, contemporary composition, improvisation, any and all of these may apply from moment to moment. Bittová’s music is a living, changing thing: “Deciding on a name for my style of music is far from over yet”. Iva Bittová was previously showcased in 2007 on the widely-acclaimed ECM album “Mater” by composer Vladimír Godár.

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