Electroclarinet in Downbeat

Seen in Downbeat, September 2019, page 47Make sure you read the very interesting portrait of Barrett Martin on these same pages 46 and 47.

Electroclarinet nominated in the 17th Independent Music Awards

Jean-François Charles and the Electroclarinet album were named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as a Nominee in The 17th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. Innovative self-released and indie label projects in all styles and mediums were nominated by fans and industry panelists in 103 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories that were culled from thousands of submissions worldwide.See the list of the Independent Music Awards Nominees in the Music Producer category.More than 400 artists will be honored at The 17th IMA ceremony on June 22 in New York City including: Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Miss Tara, Prateek Kuhad, Foreigner, Juliana Hatfield, The Motels, Mark Erelli, Ella Vos, Maria Muldaur, QUOR, Pedro Luís, Bleu, Nsimbi, Marta Gómez, Firkin, Bombay Ricky, Jackknife Stiletto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, David Chesky, and Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats.
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Global Music Award for Album and Composer

The Electroclarinet album was awarded two silver medals in the Global Music Awards 2018, in both categories Contemporary Classical Album and Composition/Composer. Global Music Awards is a merit based competition. Submissions go through a multi-layered judging process including listener impact, technical quality, uniqueness and styling. The judges look for emotional communication, the ability to transcend, to make the listener experience something that is new and compelling.

Listen on your favorite music streaming service

Apple Music Spotify Deezer Other services The album is also available for streaming on Amazon Music Unlimited, Tidal, Google Play Music, and more! You might prefer other formats: see CD+Digipak or download.

Music for clarinet & live electronics

Jean-Francois Charles started composing and performing the Electroclarinet series in 2009; he has played these works in China, France, Finland, and the United States. The album features each of the six clarinets with live electronics, from the small Eb clarinet to the classical Bb clarinet to Mozart's cherished basset horn to the exuberant contrabass clarinet. Jean-Francois Charles has performed with classical, jazz, and other sound artists, from Maurice Merle to Douglas Ewart, from Gozo Yoshimasu to Karlheinz Stockhausen; you will hear all of these influences in the Electroclarinet album. In four of the featured works, Charles pays homage to the spirit of freedom, theater and adventure that animated four great composers: Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen, Igor Stravinsky and Carl Maria von Weber. Jean-Francois Charles creates at the crossroads of music and technology. From his work with poet Ruth Lepson and flutist Mario Caroli (Live Saturation, 2009) to the 52 minute collaborativ…