#3674: Clarinet-Centric New Music

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Hear new music for clarinets on this New Sounds, including music from the recent album, "Orphic Machine" by Berkeley-based clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg. The work is a  song-cycle based on the poetical writings of Allen Grossman, and includes Carla Kihlstedt singing and on violin, along with Nels Cline, Kenny Wollesen, Ron Miles (Bill Frisell’s trumpeter), and Myra Melford on piano.

Then, listen to creative chamber jazz from the Danish trio Equilibrium, featuring Belgian reed player Joachim Badenhorst, Danish guitarist Mikkel Ploug, and the wordless vocalizing of Sissel Vera Pettersen who also plays singing bowls on one of the tracks.  Badenhorst drifts in and out of serenity, sometimes making his instrument sound as though it were a ney or shakuhachi. 

There's also music from a quartet led by Belgian guitarist Ruben Machtelinckx featuring Badenhorst, who inhabit an otherworld of space & folk- jazz where clarinet, electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, baritone guitar, and acoustic bass combine for an engaging, yet serene experience, not unlike a quiet nature walk.  Plus, listen to Derek Bermel’s version of “She Moved through the Fair” for clarinet and orchestra, and Osvaldo Golijov’s “Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, Pt 3” for David Krakauer and Kronos Quartet.

PROGRAM #3674 Clarinet-Centric New Music (First aired on 12/17/2014)  





Matt Darriau Paradox Trio with Bojan Z.

Matt Darriau Paradox Trio

Faux Clarinet with Glass, excerpt

Felmay Records 7032

Osvaldo Golijov performed by
Kronos Quartet and David Krakauer

The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind

III. Calmo, Sospeso-Allegro Pesante [7:08]; Postlude: Lento, Liberamente [2:23]

Nonesuch Records

Derek Bermel with Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP)

Derek Bermel: Voices

Voices for Clarinet and Orchestra: II. She Moved Thru the Fair [5:46]


Ben Goldberg

Orphic Machines

Immortality [12:05]

BAG Productions, avaialble at royalpotatofamily.com

Matt Darriau Paradox Trio with Bojan Z.

Matt Darriau Paradox Trio

Faux Clarinet with Glass [6:50]

Felmay Records 7032

Ruben Machtelinckx, Hilmar Jensson, Joachim Badenhorst, Nathan Wouters


McMurdo [6:14]

El Negocito Records 027


Liquid Light

Laglio [5:14]

Songlines 1608-2