duo Contour
was formed in 1998 by the American percussionist Lee Ferguson and the English trumpeter Stephen Altoft following their participation on the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, where they performed as soloists and as an ensemble. duo Contour have successfully collaborated with composers, artists and dancers, and have extended their performances through improvisation and new technologies. These objectives have led to projects and performances in England, Germany, Slovenia, Switzerland, Canada and the United States. The duo has been resident at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, were featured in the Slowind Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia and have been recorded by Südwest Rundfunk, Deutschland Radio Berlin, and Slovenian National Radio.

duo Contour have commissioned pieces from composers from across Europe, Asia, the United Sates, Canada and New Zealand, and in 2000, gave the first performance of Christian Wollf's Pulse in London.

duo Contour are continually seeking new ways to bring new music to a broader audience through imaginative programming and giving workshops and masterclasses In 2003, they initiated the Lagerhaus Lectures, a regular series of presentations covering a cross-section of issues within the arts.   Both performers are tutors at BISYOC, a summer music camp with participants from over 10 countries, where the focus is as much upon cultural exchange as it is upon new musical experiences.

'duo Contour know fascinating ways to make (new) music understandable.'
(Gerda Neunhöffer Südkurier)