Swiss viola player, composer and performer Charlotte Hug first came to Poland in 2016 when she was one of the stars of the Ad Libitum festival – First Was The Voice, first was the drum. She performed in a duet with Lucas Niggli, an outstanding drummer from another country, whose Polish improvisation fans will surely remember his concerts not only in Barry Guy’s Krakow residences, but also his performance in Witold Lutosławski’s radio studio and the album Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band (Intakt 2016).
Both artists, although they knew each other very well and had the opportunity to perform together in various bands, stood on stage for the first time as a duo. The festival audience unanimously recognized the concert of Charlotte Hug and Lucas Niggli as one of the greatest events of the Ad Libitum edition.
Today, a complete record of this phenomenal concert appears on the album „Fulguratio” by the Foundation „Listen”, and the duo almost before our eyes became a working band visiting European concert scenes.
Charlotte Hug has another surprise for the fans of improvisational talent. At the same time as Fulguratio, the „SON ICON MUSIC” album, containing a sample of her compositional skills, is released on store shelves. The album features two extensive compositions „Nachtplasmen” written for orchestra, performed and recorded during Lucerne Festival 2011 by Lucerne Festival Academy, and „Inn. Camino” is a work for a nine-person choir. „Inn Camino” was performed by Via-nova Choir from Munich and premiered at the Klangspuren Schwaz – Festival for New Music 2013.