Hilary Hahn has a really cool new album called Silfra out today. Recorded in Iceland with the Düsseldorf-based composer and pianist Volker Bertelmann, who goes by the name Hauschka, the album’s producer is Valgeir Sigurðsson, who normally works with people like Björk and Feist.
The big surprise is that when Hahn and Hauschka entered the studio for their 10-day session, they hadn’t prepared a note. Almost all of Silfra is the product of improvisation. If you hurry, you can listen to it free today at NPR.
Hahn and Hauschka recently interviewed each other about the project. Here’s part 1: