Our mission is three-fold: To advocate for new music and the composers that create it, to cross cultural and aesthetic boundaries through interdisciplinary projects, and to be catalysts for the global mobility of art and artists.
Ever since they began collaborating in 2015, the musicians of Passepartout Duo have been known for their tireless advocacy of new music, ideas that cross aesthetic boundaries, and the compelling films they create. Driven by their shared values of music, people, and travel, Nicoletta Favari & Christopher Salvito’s simple and elegant approach has already earned them a reputation as a thoughtful and promising emerging group within the contemporary music field.
The work of the duo has been described as, “globalized and far-reaching and provocative and, yes, even beautiful” by the Lake Champlain Weekly. In addition to performing across dozens of countries and scores of US states, the duo has performed at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in England, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Connecticut, the Havana Contemporary Music Festival in Cuba, the KlangBasel Festival in Switzerland, and the Dark Music Days Festival in Iceland. Being avid collaborators, a recent project of the group involved composing and recording music for Belgian-based animator Anna Van Riel’s short film Mixed Materials. As educators, the members of Passepartout Duo offer a variety of classes and engagements for students; most recently, they were ensemble in residence for the composition department at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.