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About msmullerful

Freelance musician (clarinetist), mostly involved in contemporary music projects but still able to play the classic repertoire.

High Register Playing on the Clarinet

Playing in the highest register – the altissimo register – of a woodwind instrument requires much experience, embouchure control and inner hearing. Books and webpages offer a huge number of fingering charts for high notes on clarinets. Relatively few of … Continue reading

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The Library of the Conservatory in Ghent, Belgium

On occasion of a conference at Orpheus Instituut I had some tremendous days in the Flemish town of Ghent in November. My mind has been fueled with so many new ideas, open-minded people and inspiring encounters during and after the … Continue reading

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Radar Ensemble: “La fabbrica”

A week ago we had a remarkable performance with Radar Ensemble of which I am a member. On the program were pieces related by topics, political circumstances and friendships between authors: Friedrich Goldmann’s Drei Ensembleszenen (Three Scenes for Ensemble, 2002) Luigi … Continue reading

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Improvisation for Clarinet, Wind and Electronics

An art vernissage in Lübeck’s St. Petri church was my occasion to play several improvisations to the audience last month. It was a grey, stormy afternoon, and the strong wind was blowing through the towers of this church from 13th … Continue reading

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Harry Partch and Conlon Nancarrow Music in Kiel

The lucky opportunity of listening to Harry Partch’s music live was my reason to go to Kiel on 21st February. Festival chiffren – Kieler Tage für neue Musik were inviting ensemble musikFabrik from Köln who last year performed their giant … Continue reading

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Lupifaro Saxophone Reeds

On this blog I usually write about clarinet related topics or about my own clarinet projects. Few people know that I am also a dedicated saxophone player – although I do not appear in public as a saxophonist very often. … Continue reading

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Swiss Clarinet Day 2013

Last weekend I was invited to participate and lecture in the annual meeting of Swiss Clarinet Society. It took place in the music school of the small town Burgdorf near Bern, and I was especially fond of visiting because I … Continue reading

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