Louis Sclavis Archives

ROMAN

FMP CD 127

Louis Sclavis is not afraid of noise. More notably, he is not afraid of silence, either. Within this thirteen-chapter Roman (French for novel), Sclavis and idiosyncratic guitarist Jean-Marc Montera create a fully-realized sound world that ranges from near-quiet to roiling, extended-technique-fueled buzz. An intense, preternaturally focused performance, which makes for a similarly gripping listening experience.

TRIO DE CLARINETTES: LIVE

FMP CD 039

A lovely live performance capturing the relatively rare configuration of three clarinets. All three performers are given room to shine as the group wends its way through Sclavis’ five-part Berliner Suite, plus an additional dose of Boulez. Airy, spacious, and thoroughly engaging.