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Mar 30, 2021

Thomas Enhco | An exclusive playlist for What The France !

Pianist Thomas Enhco and marimba player Vassilena Serafimova surprise us once again on their second album Bach Mirror, out now on Sony France.

Bach Mirror, the second collaboration between Vassilena Serafimova and Thomas Enhco,is the stunning proof that Johann-Sébastien Bach’s compositions continue to inspire new generations of artists, far removed from the baroque era of harpsichord and organ for which they were originally written.

After their first album together in 2016, Funambules, the pair once again present music based on an unusual combination of marimba and piano – a surprising combination of timbres and moods. This time, they’ve turned their attention to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. His rigorous pieces are here approached with a great freedom across the 13 tracks on the album. Enhco and Serafimova create new work on the basis of a motif, a harmony or a mood, where the round, warm sound of the marimba locks into a dance with the crystalline sound of the piano. For these multi-skilled musicians, who are fascinated by percussion and syncopation, Bach’s music isn’t just about counterpoint and musical architecture but a rhythmical breath of fresh air: Bach Mirror is buoyed by light, virtuoso and energising tempos. Putting preconceptions about each other and Bach’s music out of their minds has allowed the two musicians to produce music that is authentic and original, which is a play of mirrors with the original compositions – reflections that are fractured, inverted, chaotic and multi-faceted.

More than a simple tribute, Enhco and Serafimova’s album play with these reflections of Bach for the pleasure of seeing them evolve. They play like virtuoso children, giving the illusion of being carefree while remaining rigorous, free and joyful.

We’re delighted to present an exclusive playlist by Thomas Enhco for What The France, where you can find music by Jane Birkin, Léo Ferré, Juliette Armanet, Tim Dup, Serge Gainsbourg, Yseult, Lonny, Kyrie Kristmanson, Amadou & Mariam, Charles Trenet, Claude Nougaro, Serge Reggiani, Cyrielle Aimée and Michel Polnareff…



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