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. Their unique arrangements are cinematic and compelling, lyrical and unexpected. Composing with uncommon instruments like musical saws, waterphones, toy piano, tuned glass bottles, children’s toys, theremin and found objects they forge a surprising music.

everything familiar is suddenly strange

Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight

Listening to their music one enters a curious acoustic soundscape, like a folk music from an invented world, sometimes melodic, sometimes percussive, microtonal and not, brimming with an enthusiasm for natural resonance. Setting the stage for a heightened experience of sound and the images that sounds awaken.