Today I speak with Jerome Bunke, who is the producer of Stanley Drucker's 5 CD release called the Heritage Collection, which was the feature of the last episode. Jerome is a highly accomplished clarinetist and producer, and we discuss elements of his career as a performer, what it means to produce music, the importance of performing contemporary repertoire, and we have some surprising and interesting conversation about digital music formats vs. traditional vinyl that you won't want to miss.
In this episode of the Clarineat Podcast I'm joined by the legendary Stanley Drucker, who is of course the former principal clarinetist of The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he held for over 60 years.
During his time with the orchestra, Stanley also maintained a busy schedule as a chamber musician and recitalist. He could, of course, be found performing at illustrious venues like Carnegie Hall, but you might be surprised to learn that he also performed quite often at venues such as churches and school auditoriums, places, of course, where you might not expect to find one of the world's greatest musicians.
Today, our conversation focuses on this element of Stanley's work, and most notably the release of an exciting new set of CDs called the "Heritage Collection." This collection features live recordings at many different venues recorded over a 30 year span from the early 1970s to mid 2000s. Stanley is joined in performance on this set by world class chamber ensembles such as the Juilliard String Quartet and, of course, his wonderful wife Naomi Drucker who is an accomplished clarinetist in her own right. I'm thrilled to say that Naomi also joins me in conversation for part of today's interview.
In today's episode of the Clarineat podcast I'm joined by the four girls from "Four Play Clarinet" ensemble. They are a relatively new group that arranges covers of pop tunes, produces exciting music videos, and then releases them to inspire the next generation of young musicians on YouTube. Their videos are generating a ton of buzz online with one song, a cover of "Lean On" by a band called Major Lazer, raking in over a half million views alone.
Learn about what's in a name, how the girls arrange and choose music, how they feel they are influencing the next generation of young musicians, and some of their long term goals as an ensemble.
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In this episode of the podcast I speak with Matthias Mueller, who is the co-inventor of a device called the SABRE. The SABRE is a device that connects to your clarinet or saxophone and transfers pressure and motion information to your computer. This allows you to augment your performance in amazing ways in a live setting. The SABRE was first discussed on Episode 33 of the podcast when the device was still in its infancy, but now it's almost ready for commercial release! Learn where and when the SABRE will become available, and some of the exciting ways it will revolutionize clarinet playing in the 21st century.
Show notes at www.clarineat.com
In this episode of the podcast I am joined by the wonderful Eugene Mondie, who is the acting Principal Clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. He shares his thoughts on why you shouldn't get "sentimental" about your gear, what kind of adjustments need to be made as a player if you want to use the double lip embouchure, advice on being an adaptable musician, mastering your auditions, and much more.
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In this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by none other than Ricardo Morales, who is the Principal Clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Not only is Ricardo one of the most sought-after clarinetists of his generation, but he's also one of the few people in the world who has had the chance to literally design his own instrument. The collaboration between Ricardo Morales and Backun Musical Services led to the world-renknown (and Canadian-made) Backun MoBa clarinet series.
We discuss what it was like collaborating with Morrie Backun, including why he prefers Cocobolo to Grenadilla, and the interesting reason why he, at first ,asked Morrie to dye his red cocobolo instrument black. Ricardo shares many insightful and inspirational moments about music, life, practicing, and much more.
In this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by the inventor of the innovative “ReedJuvinate” product called John Mackey, who also happens to be a biomedical researcher at the University of Alberta. We discuss the design, features, and benefits of the product, some of the science behind why it works (including some rather disturbing experiments that show just how gross your reeds really are!), and how it will help you get longer lasting, read-to-play reeds and stay healthy at the same time.
In this episode of the podcast, I debate four topics with co-host Andrew Morrow. The topics discussed in this episode are:
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In this episode of the podcast I discuss Uebel clarinets and ESM mouthpieces with Victoria and Andreas Moe of Moe-Bleichner Music Distribution, and Maryanne Lacaille (Episode 55), who is an Uebel and ESM artist. You'll learn about the differences between Uebel models, how the clarinets are made, and what makes the ESM "Heaven" mouthpiece so unique and special.
This episode was recorded on location Seattle, WA with Maryanne Lacaille, and we were joined on Skype by Andreas and Victoria. I would like to thank Moe-Bleichner Music Distribution for making the studio interview possible.
In this episode of the podcast I speak on location in Seattle, Washington at Jack Straw Studio with clarinetist Maryanne Lacaille. We discuss her playing and teaching career, her upbringing as a clarinetist, and what she loves about Uebel clarinets and ESM synthetic crystal mouthpieces. I would like to thank Moe-Bleichner Music Distribution for making the studio interview possible.
In this episode of the podcast I speak with bassist Emilio Guarino, who is the author of a new book for recent music graduates called "Make it." We discuss the value of business skills for all musicians, how musicians can make the most of their "day jobs," when it's time to pull the plug on the day job and go full time with music, and much more.
In this episode of the podcast I speak with Lacy Garbar who is a Clarinetist in the Chicago area who is working with an up and coming manufacturer called Royal Musical Instruments. Royal wants to take the clarinet world by storm and help the health and growth of the music industry by making great clarinets financially accessible to more people.
In this episode of the podcast, Jason Heath discusses his brand new book called "Winning the Audition" in which he combines his personal wisdom on the topic with that of dozens of guests he's featured on his podcast over the years.
Jason has generously offered the Clarineat audience free access to the forward of the book at Contrabassconversations.com/Clarineat and one lucky winner will get the chance to win a signed copy of the paperback edition. Join the Clarineat email list for a chance to win at www.clarineat.com/subscribe.
In this episode of the podcast co-hosts Sean Perrin and Andrew Morrow hold a debate on topics discussed in the Clarineat Community on Facebook. This week's topics include: Which way should you pull the swab (and does it matter)? Does key plating make a difference for sound, feel, and response? Is humidification really necessary? And thoughts on individually-wrapped reeds.
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In this episode of the podcast, Peter Cigleris discusses his professional career as a freelance clarinetist in London, his latest album called "English Fantasy," and how he became an early adopter of the Backun MoBa clarinets, in spite of being half way around the world at the time of their release.
Throughout the conversation, Peter shares some truly valuable advice that all clarinetists can use no matter their career goals, including the importance of finding balance between your artistic, business, and family life, and ensuring that you are on the right path musically. Join the Clarineat email list for a chance to win a signed copy of "English Fantasy" at www.clarineat.com/subscribe.
On this episode of the podcast, Clark W. Fobes discusses his professional playing and doubling career (including what it's like to play on movie soundtracks), and his world-renown line of mouthpieces, barrels, and bells. We go into great detail about the art of his craft, and Clark even shares some information about some exciting upcoming products.
Join host Sean Perrin as he discusses how clarinetist Eric Salazar grew his Facebook artist page by 6000% in 2016 alone. Although he's just 24 years old and a recent university grad, he is now the second most followed clarinetist on Facebook, second only to Martin Fröst.
Join host Sean Perrin as he reflects back on the top 10 moments from the first season of the Clarineat podcast. Featured interviews include Martin Fröst, Michael Norsworthy, Lori Freedman, Evan Ziporyn, Michael Lowentern, and more.
Join guest host Jason Heath from the popular Contrabass Conversations podcast as he interviews Clarineat host and founder, Sean Perrin. They discuss the art of interviewing and podcasting, lessons learned along the way, and surprising behind-the-scenes tips and tricks that go into producing great online content.