duo mélange
Almut Unger
Thomas Laukel

duo mélange

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The "duo mélange" was founded by Almut Unger and Thomas Laukel in 1998. The two musicians combine the flute with the marimbaphone and vibraphone, two melodic percussion instruments, to create a unique sound mix. Some works are also enriched by the addition of the piccolo or alto flute as well as by various other instruments from the inexhaustible resources of the percussion family of instruments.

The repertoire of the ensemble primarily consists of works from a wide range of epochs that have been arranged for this special ensemble. Whether music from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, piano compositions by Maurice Ravel or Robert Schumann, baroque sonatas, or even polkas and waltzes by Johann Strauß, the compositions always develop a special new appeal from the finely crafted arrangements and the fine touch of their musical realization, with the character of the sources never being lost in this process.

A whole series of contemporary original works for flute and various wind instruments round off the ensemble’s programs. From time to time the ensemble commissions works, and a number of composers have dedicated works to the duo in the past.

The "duo mélange" regularly presents concerts throughout Germany, has been a guest in numerous renowned concert series, and has produced various recordings.

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