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Saxquest ERIC MANDAT Clarinet Clinic – Saturday Oct 2 – 2pm

When: 2010-10-02

I’m very excited to invite you out to another great event at Saxquest (see address below). On October 2, we’ll be hosting a free recital/master-class with one of today’s leading voices on clarinet, Eric Mandat. He will be here at the Saxquest shop starting at 2PM performing solo works with piano (~2-3pm) and giving a master-class (~3-4pm). The setting will be casual and refreshments will be served.

Eric is a leading composer and performer of contemporary clarinet music and a prestigious Buffet-Crampon USA performing artist. He tours world-wide as a soloist and chamber musician, presenting lectures and recitals featuring new American clarinet music as well as traditional repertoire. He’s especially noted for his facility and use of extended techniques such as multiphonics and microtones that leave even the most accomplished professionals scratching their heads and saying, “how did he do that?”. As a composer, Mandat focuses on solo and chamber works for clarinet. His compositions utilize extended techniques within a framework largely influenced by jazz and traditional music of non-Western cultures. The Clarinet Journal finds that his Aprocess at writing and playing is bound to leave any listener in awe. “One is constantly challenged and surprised by gorgeous tone color changes, exciting rhythmic action and 21st century clarinetistry”.

In November 2005 CD review Fanfare Magazine remarked that Mandat’s music creates “amazing technical effects for the instrument” that are “startling and eerie.” In a review in The Clarinet Journal of Mandat’s “Folk Songs”, the author exclaimed that “A composition of this caliber will most likely enter the performance repertoire as the representative piece of the decade!” Reviewing Mandat’s solo CD, The Extended Clarinet, in The Clarinet Journal, Michele Gingras wrote that, “In one word, The Extended Clarinet is astonishing”.

http://www.buffet-crampon.com/en/artists.php?mode=artistPresentation&aid=630

This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to meet Eric and to get a first-hand glimpse into the mind of one of today’s great masters of the clarinet. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Please print and distribute the attached flier to as many people you know who may be interested. We work very hard at bringing these kinds of events to St. Louis and our enthusiasm to continue hosting such venues depends on your interest and attendance. Thanks for your support!!!.

I hope to see you on Oct 2 at Saxquest!!

Other upcoming events include:

Dick Oatts (world renown jazz saxophonist and alumni of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band) on Saturday October 9, 11AM
Jeff Coffin (three-time Grammy Award winning member of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and of the Dave Matthews Band) on Wednesday Oct 27 at 7pm
Victor Goines (virtuostic jazz saxophonist and clarinetist and member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra) on Saturday Nov 13 at 11AM.

Mark your calenders now!!!

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