Trombonist Michael Clayville of Alarm Will Sound and Visiting Professor at Lawrence Conservatory
Michael Clayville is a musician who is passionate about drawing audiences deeply into the art of sound. His abilities as a trombone soloist, chamber musician, and improviser have taken him to prestigious venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, the Barbican (London) and the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ (Amsterdam) and have led to him working with some of the most prominent classical and popular artists today including Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Steve Reich, John Adams, John Luther Adams, Charles Wuorinen, and David Lang, and experimental groups like Medeski Martin and Wood, and the Dirty Projectors.
Michael is a founding member of Alarm Will Sound, a group that has been awarded the ASCAP Concert Music Award for “the virtuosity, passion and commitment with which they perform and champion the repertory for the 21st century” and which has been called the “future of classical music” by the New York Times. In addition to being its trombonist, Michael is also the Director of Marketing for Alarm Will Sound.
In this episode, we cover:
- Playing with Medeski, Martin and Wood
- Picking repertoire in Alarm Will Sound by quasi-democratic methods
- Marketing efforts/social media for AWS
- Splitting Adams CD
- The Mizzou International Composers Festival
- Georg Friedrich Haas
- Teaching at Lawrence, working for/with Brian Pertl
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