Moira the Warrior The lead track from the latest Edmund Welles album, this arrangement features 6 bass clarinets, 2 contrabass clarinets, drum set, and auxiliary big drums and cymbals: engineered by Dan Rathbun at Polymorph in Oakland.
Hazelnut [Original Flavor] the first “official” heavy chamber music composition from Cornelius Boots in 1994. This track features 2 tracks of Bb clarinet, 2 tracks of BBb contrabass clarinet (all played by CB) and Jon Schumann on percussion. Peter Alyea was the very patient and attentive recording engineer.
The Other [taimu shakuhachi duet] the epic duet from the set of 27 compositions for Taimu (large-bore bass variants of the shakuhachi, Zen bamboo flute) called mukyoku written by Cornelius Boots between 2009-2010 and available at Mujitsu Shakuhachi.
Icon of Prevention A typical track from the Chicago underground, industrial funk, soft metal power trio magnesium that I led and composed for from 1999-2001. The bass instrument is the robot bass clarinet, joined by drums and guitar.
Synge This is “clarinet jock” heavy chamber music, from the 2nd Edmund Welles album Tooth & Claw.
Indiana Avenue Stomp One of the earliest bass clarinet quartet arrangements, from 1998. Originally a boogie woogie piano tune by Montana Taylor.
O Magnum Mysterium Another of the earlier bass clarinet quartet arrangements, also from 1998. One of the exquisite motets from Tomas Luis de Victoria, 1572.
Kagaribi A duet played on two 1.8 shakuhachi flutes. Originally for koto and shakuhachi, this is a fun piece, and this performance is quite flawed, but with infectious energy! Watch the live version of an original shakuhachi duet here.
Hyperdrive A classic live track from Faun Tumnus (1997-99) a band that I led, composed, and played robot bass clarinet for (the bass instrument that enters at 0:09)