Back in 1984 Claudia Binder and violinist Ma Lou Bangerter toured the UK with the Russell/Durrant/Butcher trio.
Butcher and Binder have continued to play together from the 80s quintet Kwatz through to today's duo.
Recent concerts included Berlin's Exploratorium, Unerhört Festival in Zürich and Ulrichsberg's Kaleidophon.
Butcher stands as still as a statue, analysing a single sound to find the smallest nothingness, listening coolly like a doctor who hears a heartbeat with a stethoscope. This is especially appealing in combination with Binder, who cultivates a floating lyricism at the grand piano and, even when producing cascades of sounds, never appears violent.
Tagesanzeige - Christoph Merki.