Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Roots and Reeds » Sqwonk

Jeff Anderle, bass clarinet (San Francisco)
Jonathan Russell, bass clarinet (San Francisco)

The San Francisco-based Sqwonk bass clarinet duo is a dynamic and adventurous ensemble devoted to exploring the full expressive range of the bass clarinet, from deep resonances to raucous wails. Though grounded in the classical tradition, Sqwonk plays music that draws on a wide range of influences, from klezmer to heavy metal to blues to minimalism to free improvisation, creating a repertoire that is strikingly contemporary, yet broadly accessible to a wide audience.