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Our second CD, BLACK has just been released and we’re really excited. This CD embodies our continuing passion to create a repertoire of bold new works for bass clarinet duo. To this end, we commissioned new pieces from seven of our favorite composers. We couldn’t be more pleased with how these works turned out. From the low interweavings of Marc Mellits’ title track to the soaring melodies of Cornelius Boots’ and Aaron Novik’s works, to the interlocked grooves of Dan Becker and James Holt, to the relentless drive of Ryan Brown’s and Ken Thomson’s pieces, these works are the collective Big Bang of bass clarinet duo possibility, exploding a universe of double bass clarinet power out of the inky black void.

We are thrilled to have enabled the creation of these compositions, and proud to present them to listeners on this CD. We hope to birth many more bass clarinet duos into existence in the future, and to share them with as wide and diverse an audience as we can.

Listen to 30 second clips:

Marc Mellits: Black

Ryan Brown: KNEE GAS (ON)

Cornelius Boots: Sojourn of the Face

Dan Becker: Better Late

James Holt: Action Items

Aaron Novik: Strict9

Ken Thomson: Undo

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