In today’s episode of the Clarineat podcast I’m joined by the four girls from “Four Play Clarinet” ensemble. They are a relatively new group that arranges covers of pop tunes, produces exciting music videos, and then releases them to inspire the next generation of young musicians on YouTube. Their videos are generating a ton of buzz online with one song, a cover of “Lean On” by a band called Major Lazer, raking in over a half million views alone.
Learn about what’s in a name, how the girls arrange and choose music, how they feel they are influencing the next generation of young musicians, and some of their long term goals as an ensemble.
The girls are currently running a fundraiser on Kickstarter to support their dream of buying live stage equipment. Support them here.
See Four Play in Action
- What’s in a name?
- Dreams of being a rock star
- Facing challenges from the classical community
- Having fun and making the music accessible
- Is pop music a “gateway drug” to classical music?
- The long-term value of making music accessible to a younger audience
- Education and outreach
- What it’s like recording music videos
- Learning along the way
- Managing the group dynamic
- What modern music education is lacking
- Choosing songs for the ensemble
- What songs would you love to see?
- Long term goals
- Upcoming projects
- Four Play Clarinet on YouTube
- Evan Ziporyn Interview
- AMT Microphone
- Radiohead “Arpeggi (Weird Fishes)”
- Radiohead “Paranoid Android”
- Radiohead “Life in a Glass House”
- Stravinsky “The Rite of Spring”
- Imogen Heap “Hide and Seek”
- Kendrick Lamar
About Four Play Clarinet
Infusing a fresh and hip spirit with multicultural and international roots into a classic clarinet ensemble, Four Play clarinet puts a new twist on clarinet music and makes the instrument a la mode with their modern and sophisticated style.
Four Play clarinet seeks to combine virtuosic classical training with a passion for pop and electronic music, pushing the instrument in a new direction that explores all of its unconventional possibilities.