Pascal Pons is percussionist who is renowned as a soloist, ensemble player, pedagogue, and improviser. He is constantly searching for ways to rethink the percussion set-up to allow sound and resonance to be set free. This aesthetic and technical approach is apparent in percussive arrangements that range from the simple to the complex. He is active in commissioning and performing solo and concerto work with orchestra.
Alistair Zaldua is a composer, improviser and violinist based in Manchester, UK. In addition to solo improvisation, he performs in a duet for organ and live electronics with Lauren Redhead. His most recent projects involve duet improvisations with Alwynne Pritchard (Bergen), saxophonist Christoph Gallio (Aarau), percussionist Pascal Pons (Freiburg), Franziska Baumann (Bern), and with cellist Isidora Edwards.
crossings is the first album by Pascal Pons and Alistair Zaldua as a duo. It was recorded in the summer of 2022, in one take, with short pauses between each number, deep in the Black Forest.