“…it´s in moments when the fire or pathos of tango come to the surface that it gets nearest to taking flight…”
Produced by Valle Music/MWmusica, Tania Naranjo & Minna Weurlander
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joakim Barfalk at Chromophone Studios
Recorded at Lund´s Stadshall
Foto & design César Peña
Tania Naranjo(Chile)-piano, Minna Weurlander(Finland)-accordion
Duo Naranjo-Weurlander’s second album as a duo – Infinity – is a journey through their musical roots, as well as a collection of original compositions reflecting their individual lives and experiences. Through a constant search for new expression in delivery and composition, the Duo have created their own unique sound and genre. Their music is deeply personal – full of lust and nostalgia, virtuosity and restraint – creating a landscape of sound that presents the listener with an almost cinematic experience.
After their first album – Entwined – the Duo have been touring extensively in and outside of Europe, performing at a large array of international venues. From world renowned concert halls and theaters to tiny jazz clubs – their powerful performances and compositions have impressed audiences and critics the world over.
Both Naranjo and Weurlander have long been recognized as strong profiles and performers on the classical, world and jazz music scenes. Now they have also taken their place as composers in their own right. They have worked on music commissioned for radio, cinema and various ensemble pieces. Duo Naranjo-Weurlander is based in Sweden.
Duo Naranjo-Weurlander is a cross-border duo in a broad sense. Although their music originates from two different cultures, there are more things that unite than separate them. The intensity, the power, the melancholy and the expressive phrasings are a common feature in their music. They have ability to rapidly vacillate from duo playing into functioning as one body with a seemingly common thought and direction. Through a large number of concerts they know each other’s instincts so well that they simply let the music flow. Maybe each of them has found her musical soul mate. Maybe the music is a universal language that unites more than it separates.
Entwined is the duo’s first album, consisting mostly of their own compositions.
The Duo tours now frequently in Europe and Scandinavia, and the press all over has praised their concerts and latest album Entwined. They have appeared multiple times on Swedish National Radio, giving interviews and live concerts.
“…De två musikerna är utsökt skickliga instrumentalister och för sin musik framåt med lätthet…”
“…omväxlande då med tyngd och skärpa där en viss sorgsenhet förnämns…”