Touchtone Duo is an intercultural collaboration between two musicians who were brought together through the common love of a very small but complex instrument: the Jew's harp. Bridging both geographic and linguistic barriers, Aksenty Beskrovny (Moscow, Russia) and Deirdre Morgan (Vancouver, Canada) have found a way to communicate through the instrument by combining their different playing styles into intense improvised conversations, using a wide array of Jew's harps from around the world.
Lingua Spiritus was recorded in Moscow and Yakutsk during the summer solstice of June 2011. All tracks are completely improvised.
Tracks 1 & 2 were recorded in the Wolf’s Den (Moscow).
Tracks 3, 4 & 5 were recorded in the Magic Room (Yakutsk).