Yom & Wang Li

Yom & Wang Li


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  • Wang Li (jew's harps, calebash flute )
  • Yom (klezmer clarinet )


At first sight, it could seem like an unusual pairing: Yom, fiery French experimental klezmer clarinetist in search of the ecstatic, last seen fronting the dance-floor melt-downers the Wonder Rabbis and pretending to the throne of Naftale Brandwein, meets Wang Li, introspective Chinese jew's harp player in search of freedom and purity, last seen expanding the expressive capabilities of his instrument and pursuing the infinite nuances of sounds sculpted from silence. And yet, Wang Li's reflective pools of translucent rhythm and shimmering harmonics are the perfect element for Yom's restless clarinet to permeate and excavate the hidden melodies resonating within, extemporizing fresh structures to formulate a new musical vocabulary through a symbiosis of high energy and elegant virtuosity. It's a most logical unusual pairing.