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Michael Lowenstern

Michael Lowenstern, widely considered one of the finest bass clarinetists in the world, has performed, recorded and toured as a soloist and with ensembles of every variety.

Michael has written music for concert, film, dance and various other new media over the span of his 20-year career. Actively involved with technology in sound and music, Michael has been a pioneer in the field of interactive computer music, having created or performed over a hundred works for bass clarinet and electronics. His collaborations have included remixes for the landmark recording “In C Remixed” (featured on NPR’s RadioLab), Michael Gordon’s video opera “Chaos” and various dance works with David Lang. To date he can be heard on over fifty CDs, including five solo recordings of his own. Random factoid: the solo bass clarinet clip you hear as the theme to NPR’s “Science out of the Box” segment -- that’s Michael too.

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”You play with too much character” -Pierre Boulez
”New York's Hometown Bass Clarinetist” -The New Yorker
Primary Instrument

Clarinet

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Manhattan School of Music, Contemporary Performance Program (Master's Level only). Hours limited, but available. Fee is sliding-scale.

Discography