“…a wonderful recording of Fox Red!  Martin’s clarinet is beautifully suited to this score."

– Daryl Jamieson

February 2022

BIARC2 – Inaugural Broadcast  

This blog is dedicated to my longstanding colleague, the clarinetist Martin Carpentier of Montreal. 

Martin’s artistry on all the clarinets has been shared with audiences across Canada, Quebec, Europe the UK and the Middle East.  A longtime member  in Pentaèdre and Les Violins du Roi, he is deeply committed to the exciting possibilities of new creation. Martin and I have worked together in  Pentaèdre’s re-creation of Winterreise with German tenor Christoph Prégardien, and in numerous premieres of contemporary works with Société de Musique Contemporaine de Québec and Montreal’s Nouvel Ensemble Moderne.    

Despite the vagaries of Covid mandates, Martin and I completed our inaugural event for our duo Biarc2 with the completion of the recording of world premieres by composers Gabi Malancioiou (ROM), Kathryn Knowles (CAD), Daryl Jamieson (JAP), Juro Kim Feliz (PHIL), and Ed Davis ( USA ) January 13 at Toronto’s innovative Peristera Studios, and producer Peter Lutek.

Martin and I thank all those who submitted new works for consideration in our CMC Call for Works.  The  works were of the highest quality, but as always, we had limitations.  To those composers whose works were not performed, we remain committed to disseminating your scores to our international colleagues to promote your work.   

The premieres will be broadcast on the CMC website followed by numerous radio broadcasts, details TBA on the CMC website.  Special thanks to Matthew Fava at the Ontario Office of the CMC for his administrative support.