Improvisation Duo-Derive

Founded by two prizewinning classical musicians who refuse play by the rules, Derive is a piano/cello duo that features improvised music. We strive for musical experiences that combines different musical styles and elements in a way that serves the narrative of the performance. While the duo was born out of classical music, you are just likely to find pop/rock, modal, minimalistic and Avant-garde elements in our performance, ultimately serving the most basic truth: music is music. Fried and Bian met as doctoral candidates in music performance at USC.