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18/10/2012 - Paris, Cité de la musique - Paul Meyer, Michel Portal (clarinets)
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to Paul Meyer and Michel Portal
There are certain instruments, such as the clarinet, which I have always had a close connection with, often for biographical reasons.
When Paul Meyer asked me to write for him and for Michel Portal, I did not hesitate for a second. I have known Paul for a long time, and we have worked together several times. As for Michel Portal, I heard him perform at a very young age at a jazz concert, and it was the first time I ever heard a "slap tongue" on the clarinet.
P.M./M.P. is a combination of 3 moments. For the first, I decided to refer to Assonance for solo clarinet that I wrote in 1982/1983. First of all, because Paul recorded that piece, and then because at that time precisely, the idea of using the "slap" was linked to my memory of Michel PortaI's concert.
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Born in Geneva in 1958, Michael Jarrell studied composition at the Geneva Conservatory with Eric Gaudibert and at various workshops in the United States (Tanglewood, 1979). He completed his training with Klaus Huber at the Freiburg Staatliche Hochschule für Musik im Brisgau. [...]