13/60 - Play Along 3 - Energy and Multiphonics
One type of clarinet multiphonic is called "split tones". In the duet Play Along 3, I use the most common root pitch for split tones on the Bb clarinet: the lowest note of the instrument, a written E. The first time I played this particular multiphonic in concert was during the première of Javier Torres Maldonado's great piece Hemisferios Artificiales.
We created this work for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and violoncello in February 2002 in Strasbourg. Ivan Fedele was the composition professor, and Armand Angster was leading the rehearsals. First, I had a hard time figuring out how to play this multiphonic sound, but in the end, the concert was great.
If you use this study in your teaching, it may be fun to play it in one breath. It may also be fun to watch this video of the fascinating trumpeter Raphael Mendez.
For the "one breath" section, watch from 3:03 on.
Your dedicated clarinet study
As Play Along 1 and 2, this étude is dedicated to Lionel Liebe, a distinguished musician of Les Jolis Rogers and a participant to the 60/60 composition project. Recording took place during Petra Stump and Heinz-Peter Linshalm's Short Cuts concert.
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