In each new performance, knowledge, recognition and knowhow form the basis for the creative process, for playfully bringing together deeper sources and the imagination of the moment. Tobias Klein, Monica Akihary and Niels Brouwer were all in Bangalore at the same time, studying the age-old South Indian musical tradition with teacher Jahnavi Jayaprakash. They have a lot of experience with it in long-running projects such as Klein’s Spinifex groups and various BOI AKIH incarnations. So they quickly recognize connections with this musical tradition and can lightly bring it in. Thanks to her classical and Asian background, Ryoko Imai can be fragmentary, create and add colour and expand the music. Above all she has the wonderful talent for feeling her authentic moment, for waiting for the right moments. In this she dovetails nicely with guitarist Niels Brouwer, who employs his instrument melodically, texturally and percussively. Monica Akihary’s characteristic alto voice, with its amazing range and depth, enters into a rich exchange of colours with the deep woody sounds of bass clarinettist Tobias Klein, whose contrabass clarinet dives even deeper into the darkness of sound.