Clarilogue

SAYNÈTE EN DUO POUR CLARINETTE EN SI BÉMOL ET CLARINETTISTE

Clarinetist, clarinet in Bb. Composed in  2012. Unpublished. Duration: 2m 20s.

Clarilogue is a musical role play for clarinetist and... clarinet. The instrument, driven by his own will, is trying to escape the control of the musician, and to play its own music. At the end, the clarinetist will eventually solve the conflict, playing a simple melody (which is in the same time the Tulse Luper Suitcase #92: Luper's life) ‘along with’ the instrument. In the score, the black notes are those 'required' by the clarinetist, gradually supplanted by the blue colored notes of the clarinet. The piece can be played anywhere, as long as a backstage (or any equivalent) exists where the musician begins to play before appearing to the audience. Clarilogue was premiered on September 22, 2012, at the Théâtre du Vaudeville, Brussels. The clarinet was a Buffet Crampon Tosca, and the clarinetist my good friend Ronald Van Spaendonck.