Classically trained cellist and viola da gamba player Amy Domingues and multi-instrumentalist/composer Dennis Kane have performed for years in the Washington, DC indie/experimental scene in collaborations with others. Finally working together under the name Domingues & Kane, they weave the eloquent resonances of the viola da gamba with electronic treatments, keyboard, and guitar to create a rich sonic fabric. Drawing from traditions as varied as Renaissance counterpoint, basso ostinato, and improvisation, the duo forges a new instrumental genre all its own.
On their latest release, “Rough Magick”, Domingues & Kane explore the compositional and sonic possibilities of the Viola da Gamba and Electric Guitar combination. There is more experimentation in the playing, the sound is symphonic and atmospheric; each piece has a unique resonance to share with the listener.