Kintsugi (CD)



On the album KINTSUGI you are listening to modern world-music for clarinet and guitar:

Every rupture, every scar is an experience that can be worth its weight in gold – if one is brave enough not to hide but to express it. My colleague Benjamin Doppscher and me have chosen this path with dedication: Inspired by Japanese KINTSUGI artists who use gold to mend broken pieces, we create chamber music from intertwined elements of klezmer, tango and jazz.

A timely reminder to appreciate diversity and discover unity in seeming opposites.

Becker | Doppscher:
Beatrix Becker: clarinet, bass clarinet
Benjamin Doppscher: guitar

Quotes From Others

Your music gives me joy of life, it touches me, and inner strings start to vibrate. It is like an invigorating breath of air that makes life more worth living and more beautiful. Listening to your music is like a place of power and makes me marvel at your creativity. Pure fascination.


When I listen to your music... it suddenly smells like curry and coriander, I feel world-weariness, nostalgia and devotion, I feel melancholy and wanderlust, I see pictures of beloved places, my heart carries a complicated kind of feelings.


Your music is my little "gas station" in the stressful everyday life. Sometimes it corresponds with my melancholy, sometimes it elicits a laugh from me. There is a lot of lightness in it for me and at the same time a pleasant depth.

With your music I like to go on journeys in my mind - be it to distant countries, be it to my own inner worlds.

Sometimes it seems to remind me of my hidden parts and to bring out long lost moments.

This sometimes feels painful, but also relieving, and very often my heart just becomes very soft, light, and free.