November 7th, 2009


Hans Koch performs solo on bass clarinet at the Chapel Performance Space on one of the last days of the Earshot Jazz Festival 2009.

The Swiss reedman is one of the most fearless improvisers in music. He was a delight to see and hear. Talk about circular breathing, he was one of the best I have seen.

Koch left his career as a classical clarinetist and has worked since with Fred Frith, Cecil Taylor, and Andrew Cyrille. He’s scored radio plays and films and is also known to extend explorations of his own musical sound on electronics in addition to reeds.

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