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DIT delighted to present a series of events with Matthias Mueller, Professor of Clarinet at Zurich University of the Arts March 14 - 15

Posted: 10 March, 2016

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is delighted to welcome Matthias Mueller, Professor of Clarinet at Zurich University of the Arts, who will visit DIT on Monday 14 March and Tuesday 15 March.

Please join us for a series of events led by Professor Mueller including a presentation on the Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet, a clarinet masterclass and a clarinet performance. All details are included below. 

Presentation – The Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet (SABRe)
Monday 14 March, 1.30-3pm
St Laurences Church, DIT Grangegorman
All Welcome

In this presentation, Matthias Mueller will demonstrate and discuss the Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet (SABRe). The Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet is an acoustic Bass Clarinet which directly communicates with a computer program. The original acoustic qualities of the instrument are maintained so that the instrument can be used in traditional settings, yet the connection to the computer opens a wide field of new possible applications. For the first time there is a musical instrument that allows a direct wireless connection between acoustic music and the digital world. The musician on stage can directly and spontaneously devise the electronic music and thereby put it in a musical context. The development of the Instrument is based on a research project of the Institute of Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) of the Zurich University of the Arts and is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Watch this 8-minute film about the Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet.

Masterclass - Clarinet

Tuesday 15 March, 2-5pm
DIT Chatham Row

Join us to observe this clarinet masterclass with Matthias Mueller, Professor of Clarinet at Zurich University of the Arts. For the first half of the session, Matthias will work with our clarinet students, followed by a talk/presentation/lecture on teaching and performing. All are welcome to attend.

Performance - Clarinet
Featuring Matthias Mueller, Paul Roe, Pablo Manjon-Cabezas Guzman, Shane Kenrick
Tuesday 15 March, 6.30pm
DIT Chatham Row
Admission Free, Space Limited | Reserve seats –

This exciting concert features 4 clarinets/bass clarinets played by Matthias Mueller, Paul Roe, Pablo Manjon-Cabezas Guzman and Shane Kenrick. It includes pieces originally written for clarinet/bass clarinet, as well as arrangements of well-known pieces.

Concert Programme:
Bach arr. by Jonathan Russell¿- Toccata & Fugue in D Minor - for Two Bass Clarinets¿
Debussy - Arabesque - for Piano¿
Mueller - all'arabesque - Chamber music poem for Clarinet in A, Bass Clarinet and Piano¿
Debussy - Rhapsody - for Clarinet and Piano¿
Debussy/Mueller - Arabesque - for Clarinet and Bass Clarinet¿
Connesson - Scenes de la vie Contemporaine - for Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

Mueller - Trio - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Piano - World premiere

Matthias Müller is Professor at the Zurich University of the Arts and has gained a reputation as a versatile artist and is active as an international interpreter, composer and teacher as well as the Artistic Director of various institutions. He has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano. He is the first President of the new European Clarinet Association. Recordings and compositions on:

Paul Roe is a musician (clarinet) with specific interests in performance, research, education and community music. He is a performer of international repute and has given performances throughout Europe, Asia and North America. He was a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland from 1987-2000. His career profile in music is broad based with ongoing commitments in performance, research, lecturing, tutoring, workshops, and facilitation. He is a member of Concorde--Ireland’s foremost contemporary music group. Paul was awarded a Ph.D. in Performance Practice from the University of York with a thesis entitled ‘A Phenomenology of Collaboration in Contemporary Composition and Performance’.