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Klezmerizing

October 23, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

pictured: Me in 1982

I’m posting a new piece of music today that’s a little out of my comfort zone. For a very brief time back in the early 1980s I experimented with clarinet. It was a different time and to be honest, everyone was doing it. Despite what you’ve heard I am not a very skilled clarinet player, so in this recording I am using a very nice “virtual soprano clarinet,” which is a piece of software designed to emulate the sound and characteristics of a real instrument. I think it sounds convincing enough for most of my work, but you be the judge. As with any instrument, I still need to practice more.

Anyway, this is a fun little piece and it’s my attempt at something with an upbeat Eastern European sound. It’s called “Klezmerizing” and at runs 1:35m.  And yes, I know this wouldn’t technically be categorized as “Klezmer” music, but I’m seriously hoping that very few of you readers are actually musicologists.

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