Einbond’s Resistance (2012) opens the disc with barely more than the noise of air passing through the bass clarinet’s deep tube, and even this is only gradually augmented with the sounds of keys and, eventually, tones. Yet the work is also infused with the sounds of political protest – marches recorded in New York in 2011–12. Played through a speaker in the clarinet’s bell, these slowly emerge in their own right, a weird progeny of the instrument itself.
— Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Source: Three releases from Huddersfield Contemporary Records
Ptelea is available at: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/huddersfield-contemporary-records/πτελέα-ptelea
πτελέα | Ptelea by Heather Roche released today at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Source: πτελέα | Ptelea | NMC Recordings
Pre-order Heather Roche’s new CD with works by Alvarez, Bauck, Iddon, Morishita, Murray, and myself.
Presto Classical – πτελέα | Ptelea – Huddersfield Contemporary Records (HCR): HCR09CD
Clarinetist extraordinaire Heather Roche to release Ptelea including Resistance bass clarinet and electronics, written for her in 2012. Release event: 26 November 2015 at 3pm at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, UK.
Resistance for prepared bass clarinet and electronics coming in December to the The Brown Institute for Media Innovation.
Heather Roche in concert in Berlin tonight with works for bass/clarinet (and sometimes electronics) by…
For the location please just leave a comment and I’ll send you a message! As the concert is taking place at a private residence, it won’t be written here.
The door will be open (for a glass of wine) at 7pm and the concert should start around 8:30. Feel free to bring drinks/goodies/etc. but don’t feel you have to – everything will be provided and there’s NO CHARGE to attend!
Heather Roche performs Wilson, Harker, Tremblay, Lowray, and Einbond tonight at 7:30 at BEAST: Vanishing Point. More concerts tonight at 6:00 and 9:00 as well as tomorrow.