INTRODUCING CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION
One of the most challenging aspects of contemporary composition can be understanding the instrument(s) you're writing for. This series aims to help with that!
We'll be uploading hands-on guides to an instrument, by a professional composer or performer. They'll give you the lowdown on all the interesting sounds and devices they can make, and show you how those sounds work. Enjoy!
With Rebecca Burden
Professional cellist Rebecca Burden presents a wide range of extended techniques as an introduction into contemporary classical music composition for the cello.
With Lizzie Knatt
Professional recorder player Lizzie Knatt showcases her instrument and its vast capabilities in this introduction to contemporary composition for the recorder.
With Nathan Barker
Experienced horn player Nathan Barker gives a brief introduction to his instrument, its wide range of capabilities and common mistakes to avoid.
CLARINET (BB AND BASS)
With Alex Lyon
Professional clarinettist Alex Lyon introduces a wide range of extended techniques used in new music for the clarinet.