Formed in Berlin in 2019, the Saviet/Houston Duo focuses on collaboration with composers, new and experimental music, our own compositons, and 19th- and 20th-century music.
Our first performance in 2019 was a programme based on the theme of Nature and Conservation as part of Sasha Waltz’s festival ‘Zuhören #4’ at Radialsystem. In 2021 we toured CONSTELLATIONS, a programme including works by Chiyoko Szlavnics, Michaela Catranis, Catherine Lamb and ourselves. Other performances have included George Lewis and Enno Poppe at Wigmore Hall; the premiere of Rebecca Saunders/Enno Poppe's Taste at Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik 2022; and a programme including our own piece Unfoldings at Ultraschall Festival 2023.
We have given talks and workshops at Darmstadt Akademie für Tonkunst, Glasgow University, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Harvard University, Oxford University, UC San Diego, and Hochschule für Musik Hannover. We have worked closely with Catherine Lamb, Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, George Lewis, and Zeynep Toraman.