Extracts from ten concerts recorded live outdoors all over Switzerland
"I wanted to be able to play outside regardless of the season. To play as a duo with other musicians from all the Swiss Counties in a location of their choice. To bring art out of it's usual habitat. To take it everywhere and nowhere. To a place where it is not expected or barely so. A desire, a need: to reconnect with my roots, Switzerland, the land, working the land,..." B. Graf
As the daughter of a farming family settled in Geneva, Béatrice Graf, along with the Association Semaphore, proposes two years of performances in the field of everyday activities, of artistic wandering (transhumance) outwith the confines of the traditional establishments. In doing this, the artist returns to the sources of a local economy, and pursues an approach already established many years ago.
There is neither score, nor advice, nor direction given. The art of the duo, the smallest possible orchestra, is caught in its most absolute form in this spontaneous dialogue. As for the listeners, aware or unaware of the event's, they go along on a journey. A window opens in their imagination, a discovery or a distant memory is at work. Miniscule in front of the horizon, lost in the mayhem of a market, the musicians return to what they always were: purveyors of the moment.