François Houle

Clamourous Alphabet

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The Clamourous Alphabet documents an intriguing collaboration between clarinetist François Houle and poet Catriona Strang. Instrumental interludes are dispersed throughout these brief collaborations (most are under one minute). The longest piece by far, "Slap Circ," is an ample showcase of Houle's ability and technique with his instrument, from flurried runs to percussive playing and overtones. Strang's voice and delivery may even convert many listeners who usually dislike spoken word in improvisation.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:42
2
0:22
3 0:17
4 0:35
5 0:38
6 1:12
7 1:18
8 3:49
9 0:53
10 0:25
11 0:33
12 0:44
13
0:29
14 0:19
15 6:50
16 2:22
17 0:20
18 19:44
19 0:37
20 0:51
21
7:37
22 0:25
23 2:16
24 1:01
25
0:41
26 0:14
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