Clarinet Factory

(Czech Republic)

Clarinet Factory by Erno le Menthole
Clarinet Factory by Erno le Menthole

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Considered to be one of the most unique ensembles to feature on the Czech scene in the last 25 years, the style of the Clarinet Factory hovers between contemporary and classical music, jazz and world music. As winners of the Classic Prague Awards in 2017 for 'Best Crossover Project', the quartet combines their classic music training and clarinet art with jazz, minimalism and improvisation to create their very own music without borders, capable of communicating directly with all audiences.

The Clarinet Factory also experiment with electronics, both ambient and dance-oriented, and the four musicians remain ever fascinated with the possibilities of their instrument, considering their work as a music laboratory. Regularly collaborating with symphonic ensembles, vocalists, performance artists, the quartet have written music for film, theatre, ballet and contemporary dance.

Vojtěch Nýdl, clarinet and vocals
Luděk Boura, clarinet
Jindřich Pavliš, clarinet
Petr Valášek, bass clarinet


Programme:

Clarinet Factory, Alan Vitouš
Bird Song
Husa divoká

Clarinet Factory
B-A-C-H
Hikari

Clarinet Factory, Joe Acheson
Luda's Dance

Clarinet Factory, text: Vitor de Ascenção
L'Amour