Center for New Music | 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco CA (map)

NEXMAP Collective Artist and clarinet virtuoso François Houle (Vancouver) performed solo and in duo with local experimentalist Zachary Watkins.

NEXMAP presents Canadian clarinet virtuoso François Houle performing Aerials. This set of improvisations, developed by Houle during a five-week residency in Umbria, Italy, examines the way the clarinet “reacts” to acoustical spaces, coupling virtuosity with stunning lyricism. Houle will be joined in the second half by local composer-performer Zachary Watkins (NEXMAP Education Coordinator), who will contribute DIY feedback systems and live signal processing to create an ensemble out of this dynamic duet.