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    This is a musical survey of the brilliance and range of French composers
    and other renowned composers who lived and worked in France.
    These great works by these celebrated composers during
    this period were the cradle of modern music!
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    The Chamber Project for Clarinet & Piano will begin with
    a French Flair and will be sensitive to the maximum capabilities of extreme colors,
    shadings and textures with extraordinary beauty and clarity for everyone to experience.
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    Listeners will enjoy an entirely new chamber experience...
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Founder
Welcome to the Chamber Project 88 Keys and a Reed - With a French Flair

New sounds for a new world - The Chamber Project
Matthew Hanna, Clarinet & Christopher Tavernier, Piano

The end of western tonality, begun subtly by Brahms and made explicit by Debussy, posed a crisis for composers of the 20th century.   It was not merely an issue of finding new types of harmonies and melodic systems to replace the diatonic scale that was the basis of western harmony; the whole structure of western music – the relationships between movements and between structural elements within movements – was based on the relationships between different keys, so composers were challenged with building a whole new structure for music.

The music of France reflects a diverse array of styles.   In the field of classical music, France has produced several prominent romantic composers, while folk and popular music have seen the rise of the chanson and cabaret style.   The earliest known sound recording device in the world, the phonautograph, was patented in France by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1857.   France is also the 5th largest market by value in the world, and its music industry has produced many internationally renowned artists.

The Chamber Project for Clarinet & Piano with a French Flair will be sensitive to the maximum capabilities of extreme colors, shadings and textures with extraordinary beauty and clarity for everyone to experience.