Klarinet Archive - Posting 001031.txt from 1998/03
From: "Scott Morrow" <sdm@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: clar-flute, was: Another peculiar acoustical phenomenon
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 06:25:25 -0500
>Have you been talking to Scott Morrow?
>Anne Arundel Community College
>Arnold, MD USA
Of course he hasn't! I would have taken the "easy" way out:
1) The soloist plays the opening theme, which consists of an open G quarter
2) Soloist removes mouthpiece.
3) Soloist tacet for duration of piece.
4) As this piece would be unaccompanied, the soloist would indicate the ends
of movements by holding up a sign that reads "Don't Applaud".
5) The third movement is for eefer, which isn't played at all (this is just
so Jacqueline Eastwood can include this piece in her dissertation.)
6) The soloist indicates the end of the piece by blowing the condensation
out of the side C# key.
>> From: Jack Kissinger[SMTP:kissingerjn@-----.EDU]
>> Reply To: kissingerjn@-----.us
>> Sent: 18. maaliskuuta 1998 12:18
>> To: klarinet@-----.us
>> Subject: Re: clar-flute, was: Another peculiar acoustical
>> I think I see a need here. (Composers who follow the list, please
>> note. If it makes any difference, after my last pay, I have $1.38 for
>> commission.) We have "Immer Kleiner" and "The Incredible Shrinking
>> Clarinet" which start with the full instrument and step-by-step remove
>> pieces, starting with the bell, until all that remains is the
>> mouthpiece. A piece that does the same thing in the opposite
>> would seem to fill an important void. (Write it for eefer and
>> Jacqueline can include it in her dissertation.)
>> Introduction - Full Clarinet
>> Theme - Take off the reed and ligature, invert
>> mouthpiece and play like flute
>> 1st Variation - Remove mouthpiece. Play clarflute
>> 2nd Variation - Remove barrell. Play like a trumpet. (Bass
>> clarinet alternative, play like didgeridoo --
>> requires circular breathing.)
>> 3rd Variation - Remove upper joint. Play ???
>> 4th Variation - For Bell alone. Play ??? (Maybe "Invert, fill
>> with water and run finger around rim?")
>> I'm not sure how the instrument should be played in the 3rd (and 4th)
>> variations. Preferably (IMO) in a different manner than before.
>> Perhaps the "Percussive Arts Society" can be of assistance (if they
>> be found.)
>> Jack Kissinger
>> St. Louis
>> Justin Wood wrote:
>> > Another interesting one is to take off the mouthpiece and barrel.
>> If you
>> > "buzz" into the upper joint like it is a brass instrument you should
>> get an
>> > interesting tone. It isn't much more than interesting. Just felt
>> > putting my 2 cents in.
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Anne Bell <bell@-----.net>
>> > To: klarinet@-----.us>
>> > Date: Tuesday, March 17, 1998 4:58 PM
>> > Subject: clar-flute, was: Another peculiar acoustical phenomenon
>> > >I will have to try the oboe reed on my clarinet- if only to verify
>> > >sound picture I have of that combination. There is another tidbit
>> to add
>> > >to this discussion. William O. Smith plays, among other things,
>> > >"clar-flute." Remove the mouthpiece and pretend your clarinet is a
>> > >bottle. I haven't had much success (or too much spare time) but he
>> > >that it overblows a m9th! The article is in the July-Aug 97 issue
>> of The
>> > >Clarinet but it doesn't go into deep detail. I also recall someone
>> > >mentioning a CD that included Bill Smith playing the Clar-flute.
>> If anyone
>> > >has seen this in person what did you think? (mellow, dark,
>> > >
>> > >Anne Bell
>> > >bell@-----.net