Robert Minden and Carla Hallett

The Minden Duo is the partnership of Carla Hallett and Robert Minden formed to explore an allusive world of found sounds, invented instruments and song. Musical saws, waterphones, toy piano, tuned glass bottles, children’s toys, theremin and found objects create a distinctive sound, cinematic and compelling, lyrical and unexpected underscoring the spare intimacy of Hallett’s vocals.

everything familiar is suddenly strange

Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight

The listener enters a curious acoustic soundscape, like a folk music from an invented world, sometimes melodic, sometimes percussive, microtonal and not; setting the stage for a heightened experience of resonance and the images that natural sounds awaken.

“There is a Zen-like sense of poise to the music.”

Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight,