INFOBOXGenre(s): Contemporary Music, Pop
From: Vienna, Austria
Behind Nimikry are the composer and flutist Alessandro Baticci and the composer, violist and inventor Rafal Zalech. Rather than ignoring classical instruments, the duo attempts to expand their potential, with the help of innovative technologies, utilising them in new ways. Nimikry penetrates the boundaries of contemporary composition, tying in improvisation, experimental electronics, and noise. Behind this is the effort to use a broad spectrum of progressive trends. The original instrument is always, however, front and centre in the duo’s energetic performances. Inventiveness and the efforts to expand sonorous languages without forgoing classical instrumental performance are proof of the consistent quest for new paths.