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The Paris Sessions, Volume 1: Mimesis

by Sikora/ Culpo Duo

Paris XI 05:50
Tendrils 05:09
Mindweaving 03:51
Mimesis 04:33
Smoketrails 04:33


In February 2020, Christopher Culpo and Catherine Sikora reconvened in Paris, where their collaboration started five years before, and spent four days recording at l’Atelier de la Main d’Or. The resulting work is another step in the evolution of the musical relationship that has developed, with one major distinction being that Sikora plays her soprano sax for the first time in this duo. As with their first release The Spectral Life of Things, Mimesis is illustrated with artwork by Anne Graaff who has enlisted form and color to give a personal visual response to the music.

The artists give special thanks to Rebecca Tepfer, founder of the Atelier concerts, and to David Tepfer for being a wonderful welcoming host and for making this work possible.

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released April 30, 2020

Catherine Sikora—soprano saxophone, composition
Christopher Culpo—piano, composition
all tracks ©℗ Catherine Sikora/ Sikoracat Music BMI, Christopher Culpo SACEM

Recorded at l'Atelier de la Main d'Or, Paris
Recording by David Tepfer, Catherine Sikora and Christopher Culpo
Mixed and Mastered by Eric Mingus
Artwork by Anne Graaff www.annegraaff.com


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Catherine Sikora New York, New York

Saxophonist, improviser and composer Catherine Sikora works as a solo performer and with many notable collaborators. In recent years Sikora has toured in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. She was a featured soloist in Eric Mingus’ radical reimagining of Tommy by the Who (Adelaide Festival 2015), and was artist in residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in 2014 and 2020. ... more

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