To say that Carol Robinson is a Franco-American clarinetist and composer is perhaps too restrictive to describe her experience and passion. Trained as a classical clarinetist, she graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory before continuing her study of contemporary music in Paris thanks to a H. H. Woolley grant. Whether playing repertoire or experimental forms, she performs in major venues and festivals the world over (Festival d’Automne, MaerzMuzik, Archipel, RomaEuropa, Wien Modern, CTM Berlin, Geometry of Now, Crossing the Line, Huddersfield…), and works closely with musicians from a wide stylistic spectrum. A fervent improviser, she prefers the most open musical situations and regularly collaborates with choreographers, video artists and photographers.

Author of over sixty works, she began composing by writing music theater pieces. She has received commissions from institutions such as Radio France and the French Ministry of Culture, in addition to numerous ensembles and international festivals. She often composes pieces that combine acoustic instruments with electronics. Three of these pieces (Nacarat for electric guitar, Black on Green for double bass and Les si doux redoux for basset horn) will soon be released on MODE RECORDS.

Robinson’s recent discography reflects the breadth of her work. Beyond her compositions like Billows or Laima for clarinets and live electronics, or Cross-Currents an unending aleatoric mix composed with Cathy Milliken, there are award winning monographic recordings of major twentieth century composers (Giacinto Scelsi, Luigi Nono, Morton Feldman, Luciano Berio, Eliane Radigue, Phill Niblock, Jürg Frey…) as well as classical music, jazz or alternative rock for various labels.

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Friday, October 14, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
1750 Arch St
Berkeley, CA
This Event is Free and Open to the Public