• Category / Instrument
    2 clarinets
  • Duration
  • Commissioned by
    Fonds d'action Sacem
  • Dedication
    to Paul Meyer and Michel Portal
  • Published
  • Premiere
    Paris, Cité de la musique
    Paul Meyer, Michel Portal (clarinets)


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P.M. / M.P. (Nachlese IIb)


There are certain instruments, such as the clarinet, which I have always had a close connection with, often for biographical reasons.
When Paul Meyer asked me to write for him and for Michel Portal, I did not hesitate for a second. I have known Paul for a long time, and we have worked together several times. As for Michel Portal, I heard him perform at a very young age at a jazz concert, and it was the first time I ever heard a "slap tongue" on the clarinet.
P.M./M.P. is a combination of 3 moments. For the first, I decided to refer to Assonance for solo clarinet that I wrote in 1982/1983. First of all, because Paul recorded that piece, and then because at that time precisely, the idea of using the "slap" was linked to my memory of Michel PortaI's concert.

Michael Jarrell


1 CD Triton No Parking
Bruno Bonansea and Nicolas Nageotte (clarinets)

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