Breath and Hammer is an innovative re-imagining of the traditional clarinet and piano recital, integrating folk and improvisation-based music with classical masterworks. Through their own lush and adventurous new arrangements, David Krakauer (clarinet) and Kathleen Tagg (piano), fully exploit the sonic possibilities of both instruments by incorporating extended clarinet techniques and using the inside of the piano as a harp, a zither, a drum and a cello. They expand the sounds even further through electronic effects and layers. Widely considered one of the greatest clarinetists on the planet, Grammy-nominated artist David Krakauer has received international praise as a key innovator in modern klezmer music. South African-born pianist and composer Kathleen Tagg has performed on four continents in leading venues such as Carnegie Hall, had her original music performed in venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center, and appeared on a host of classical, world music and multi-genre recordings.
Join us for a special discussion/demonstration with David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg
Friday, November 11, 12:30-1:30 PM
Location: Polly Roesch Rehearsal Room, UIS Visual and Performing Arts Building
Sponsored by: Sangamon Auditorium in collaboration with NPR Illinois and UIS Music
Free and open to the public
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