Electroclarinet 2 at Hydra
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The Hydra concerts are taking place these Thursday and Friday (December 10&11) at Paine Hall, Harvard Music Department. Hydra is Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition's sound diffusion system: it consists in 36 speakers with multiple routing possibilities.
During Thursday's 8pm concert, I will be premiering my most recent composition: Electroclarinet 2, for contrabass clarinet and live electronics.
My set-up for Electroclarinet 2 (rehearsal December 8th, 2009)
Electroclarinet 2 program notes
Electroclarinet 2 is an homage to Claude Debussy, directly inspired by his Sonate pour Violoncelle et Piano. In this piece, Debussy follows in the steps of the great innovative composers: he explores the expressive power of new sounds and twists them with a unique sense of humor. In the tradition, he keeps surprising the audience with his fantastical imagination, a trait maybe echoed today in the music of some official genius such as John Zorn.
After more than four years in the United States, I rediscover in Electroclarinet 2 the essence of Musique Française.
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