Czech singer/player/composer Iva Bittova has said. The violin is a mirror reflecting my dreams and imagination. I believe there are fundamentals to my performance, such as the musics vibration and resonance between the violin and my voice. That relationship is beautifully explored on this album recorded at Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano, and produced by Manfred Eicher - which expresses the essence of Bittovas unique and extraordinary solo work.
These modestly-titled Fragments resist definition. An idiosyncratic folk music, contemporary composition, improvisation, any and all of these may apply from moment to moment. Bittovas music is a living, changing thing: Deciding on a name for my style of music is far from over yet. Iva Bittova was previously showcased in 2007 on the widely-acclaimed ECM album Mater by composer Vladimír Godar; this marks her solo debut for the label.