Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Clarinet Factory: A Clarinet Quartet Thinking Outside the Box

A clarinet quartet is a group usually consisting of three soprano clarinets and a bass clarinet; an ensemble weird enough in the classical world. Even stranger, though, is taking that group and mixing it with drums, electronics, singing, and other effects and instruments. The result is Clarinet Factory. This group of four, classically trained clarinetists is experimenting with different ways to play the clarinet. Whether they are imitating the sound of other instruments through the clarinet or adding didgeridoos and percussion, they are always looking for something different to experiment with. Check out their music. They have some really interesting stuff ranging from haunting melodies to dancelike beats.

1 comment:

  1. Awsome. Can't wait to see you guys in Lithuania!