“Colorations Explorations,” is a composition by Joseph Daley, composed for the Dance Clarinets–an ensemble of about 20 clarinets, plus rhythm section, featuring special guest Warren Smith.
Joseph Daley, composer
Warren Smith, special guest: vibraphone, gongs, timpani, bass drum, glockenspiel
JD Parran, director of the Dance Clarinets, alto clarinet
Lee Odom, clarinet, production manager
Ken Meyer, clarinet
Eric Juberg, clarinet
Michael Moss, clarinet
Randolph Murphy, clarinet
Nancy Wood, clarinet
Claire Daly, clarinet
Isaiah Richardson Jr, clarinet
Fred Rosenberg, clarinet
Peter Hess, alto clarinet, tech consultant
Dmitri “Zisl” Slepovitch, alto clarinet
Richard Cohen, bass clarinet
Don Slatoff, bass clarinet, audio engineer
Marty Ehrlich, bass clarinet
Ivan Barenboim, contra-alto clarinet
Steve Elson, contra-alto clarinet
Paul Austerlitz, contrabass clarinet
Frank Vacin, Eb contrabass clarinet
Alexis Marcelo, piano
Bryce Sebastien, bass
Andrew Drury, drum set/percussion, videographer, executive producer
Rachel Black, co-producer, director GHMS
Andrew Jordan, sound engineer, videography
Additional thanks to Michael Lytle and Jasper Dutz for participation in earlier phases of the project.
This video was produced through a partnership between Continuum Culture & Arts and Greenwich House Music School. This project was originally to have been a live performance in Brooklyn in May, 2020–but when the pandemic hit we had to figure something else out.
Fortunately one of the members of the group–clarinetist/saxophonist, composer, bandleader Lee Odom–happened to be a video producer specializing in church choir videos in which each member of the choir records and videos themselves before sending it to Ms. Odom for editing. So we decided to do that with this large ensemble.
Colorations Explorations was premiered (in a live concert) at Greenwich House Music School February 19, 2020 as part of a concert that also featured Joseph Daley’s Seven Deadly Sins. There is video of that performance on the Greenwich House website.
Soup & Sound is a program of Continuum Culture & Arts, Inc., a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. www.continuumculture.org
Soup & Sound Online is made possible by public funds from the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City, Department of Cultural Affairs, and from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, both administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council.