Chamber Music, interwoven strings and souls
Ballaké and Vincent: a perfectly obvious encounter! Kora and cello, two noble instruments, "old and venerable, but in the night of Bamako, they have the beauty of quiet children", Vincent Segal writes. For "Ballaké has a secret, he inhabits the night, silence is his guide". Night is the opposite of day. Time is abolished; it is the ideal moment to dream, play, exchange and create. Hatched at night by two virtuoso sorcerers, the repertoire of Chamber Music is paradoxically clothed in light, smooth and bewitching. A fusion with "strings and souls intertwined", it transcends the art of the duet and of the musical palaver of these "quiet children". The piece cascades like crystal tears in a long and sublime meditation. An intimate encounter in the language of angels: it touches on the universal.