Duplexity seeks to resurrect the role of the itinerant musician as is was in 16th, 17th and 18th Century Europe, just as the idea of public concerts came into favor between the end of Monteverdi’s life up until Beethoven. The type of musicianship that Duplexity emulates has it’s historic precedence in the freedom with which itinerant virtuosi used to travel between orchestras, working with composers in a flexible, unconfined way and spreading musical innovation through conversation, from town to town.
The Violin as a Tool for Creative Collaboration:
Duplexity re-defines collaboration in a broader sense by integrating pairs of artists who unquestionably have ‘something to say’ to each other. It encourages cross-genre, cross-culture and cross-generational collaborations between musicians of all types. It also opens-up collaboration to pairing the violin with other art forms, dance, movement, acting, story-telling and painting…in search of a constantly evolving dialogue between artists and art forms.