Pete Harden‘s (guitar, electronics) and Saskia Lankhoorn‘s (piano, voice electronics) shared history of playing and touring, espying the beauty of the estranging world of travel, inspires their duo Avenue Azure. ‘Almost-songs’ that trace landscapes, cities and seas, the duo creates atmospheres from other worlds, music of transition, ungrounded in time, that is at once familiar and unfamiliar, shrouding the listener in a dark comfort.
Avenue Azure arose from a desire to seek out new ways of working, blurring the process of creating and performing to bring the listener closer to the intimate element of sound itself. An openness to different instrumental settings and styles makes the duo an ambitious and creative partner in a multitude of musical environments.
“… a virtuoso of contemporary music…” New York Times on Saskia Lankhoorn
“[his music] forms a phantasmagorical folio” Libération on Pete Harden
Avenue Azure’s debut single will be released on Ensemble Klang Records on January 27th, 2023 and the album will come out on March 31st, 2023.
General contact: avenueazure [at] gmail.com
Creative Producer Laura Nygren: laura [at] avenueazure.org
26 April 2022 New Music Dublin, National Concert Hall, Dublin, IE
27 January 2023 Single Release on Ensemble Klang Records
25 February 2023 Musis Sacrum, Arnhem, NL
31 March 2023 Album Release Show, Korzo, The Hague, NL
13 April 2023 Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, NL
June 2023 Residency and Concert, HET CONCREET, Tilburg