Fantasie for Solo Clarinet - Jörg Widmann

Clarinet: Alexey Gorokholinsky

I’ve just discovered this insane piece. It has everything: multiphonics, glissandos, flutter tonguing… 


One of my flute pals just linked this to me

it’s crazy cool and so weird

Me trying to explain what a "glissando" is:
  • how it sounds when someone just plays all the keys of the piano from low to high or high to low.
  • the “Psycho” theme with the strings, the slidey sound
  • it’s just playing from note A to note Z in a specific amount of time, but chaotically

Yo gurl in the back playin the bass accordion. Peep her flick of da wrist wit dat gliss. #accordion #bassaccordion #uptownfunk #markronson #brunomars #dgensemble #dgenSAMBO #lol #flickofdawrist #gliss #glissando #accordionband #livemusic #music

  • pianist:*does a glissando*
  • non-musician:WOW! COOL! I'm impressed, you are so good!
  • pianist:... it's a glissando

GLISSANDO densinghour vol. 24 by Łukasz Hanusik

01 Pan Sonic - Toisaalta | Mute 2001
02 Demdike Stare - Kommunion (alternate version) | Modern Love 2012
03 Tommy Four Seven remix, Perc - Start Chopping | Perc Trax 2011
04 Shifted - Colours Of The Fall | Mote-Evolver 2012
05 Orphx - Preta Loka | Sonic Groove 2012
06 Regis edit, Silent Servant - Untitled | Sandwell District 2011
07 Black Rain - Biotechno 1 & 2 | Blackest Ever Black 2012
08 Powell - The Ongoing Significance Of Steel And Flesh | Diagonal 2011
09 James Ruskin - Against Your Will | Tresor 2001
10 Container - Overflow | Spectrum Spools 2011
11 Vatican Shadow - One Day He Heard The Call | Bed Of Nails 2012
12 Silent Servant - Moral Divide (endless) | Hospital Productions 2012
13 Tropic Of Cancer - More Alone | Ghostly International 2012
14 Powell - Body music | Diagonal 2012
15 Deathday - Dropped Into Obscurity | Downwards 2012
16 Joy Division - As You Said {excerpt} | Factory 1980
17 HTRK - Slo Glo | Mistletone Records 2011
18 Roly Porter - Hessra | Subtext 2011
19 Simon Scott - Sealevel.1 {excerpt} | 12k 2012
20 Coil - 7-methoxy-b-carboline (telepathine) | Eskaton 1998
21 Andy Stott - Submission | Modern Love 2011
22 Luis Farfan & Silent Servant - La Negra Luna | Stroboscopic Artefacts 2012
23 RP - IX | Subtext 2011
24 Borful Tang - Meet The Band | Stroboscopic Artefacts 2012



This is called a Glissando Headjoint.

There is nothing more perfect than this.


Meg and I went to see Jeff Mangum a couple nights ago

And it was good? It was a strange experience since it was for the most part just him (plus four guitars, arranged so it was kind of like he and four guitars were sitting around a campfire), so it was subdued in that sense, but also Jesus Christ his voice.

All of the times on Aeroplane and Avery Island where it sounds like he’s pushing his voice past its limit, I guess I always imagined that he then took a three week break drinking nothing but lemon tea and anti-vocal-nodule cream before recording the next song, but he pierced every note like he had an electrified note piercing machine (IDK). Sometimes the note was hit at the expense of enunciation, if that makes sense. Like he just dipthonged his way up and all the consonants got lost in the glissando (it unfortunately made me think of someone who is out of practice with speaking to people; I don’t mean this as a criticism, nor do I believe that he is out of practice w/r/t speaking).

In between songs he encouraged the audience to either sing along or in general not be so polite, and people shouted questions to/at him, and some of these questions were so stupid (“Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman?”) and some were things I might have wanted to ask but would neeeeeevvver have asked (“Where have you been?”) and others were informational or who knows what (“Was that a new song or is it on an album?”; “Do you believe in reincarnation?”) and every time someone yelled something, I felt like Jimmy Fallon in the “More Cowbell” sketch: “Don’t blow this for us, Gene!” But he answered them all (respectively: “Man, I have no idea”; either “Living my life” or “Living with the love of my life”; “No”; and “I’m doing it now” (!)) and then tore into another song.

Anyway, it was amazing to hear all the songs both stripped down instrumentally but with his crazy raw forceful voice and I highly recommend your building a time machine and going to see it with us. It was on Monday. Please sneak in some better beer. 


go in b a z z e r k !