Barre Phillips

Face a Face w/ Gyorgy Kurtag Jr. (ECM 2735)

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Face a Face w/ Gyorgy Kurtag Jr.

Barre Phillips



ECM 168949

ECM 2735



CD 14,03 €

The grandmaster of improvised bass and the electronics-playing son of Hungary’s great contemporary composer share a deep commitment to making new music in the moment, informed by their different lives and experiences. With his subtle use of synthesizers and digital percussion, György Kurtág Jr shapes shifting spaces for Barre Phillips to negotiate, an acoustic labyrinth illuminated in detail in Manfred Eicher’s crystalline mix. Recorded at Studios La Buissonne in the South of France, Face à Face is a consistently fascinating album.


  • Barre Phillips - (double bass)
  • György Kurtág jr. - (live electronics)

Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines, September 2020 – September 2021


  • 01. Beyond
  • 02. The Under Zone
  • 03. Two By Two
  • 04. Across The Aisle
  • 05. Algobench
  • 06. Chosen Spindle
  • 07. Extended Circumstances
  • 08. Bunch
  • 09. Sharpen Your Eyes
  • 10. Ruptured Air
  • 11. Stand Alone
  • 12. Forest Shouts