PRESS PLAY! This monthly challenge will feature 1-3 new clarinet works, along with a new recording and a comentary about my experiences with working on the piece. My goal is two fold – 1)to bring awareness to new music for the clarinet, featuring well known and up and coming composers. 2)to constantly challenge myself to keep pushing myself to learn new music, and to challenge myself as a performer. My first feature is a solo bass clarinet piece by VT composer Erik Nielsen, and I’ll be posting a recording of a piece he wrote for me in 2009. Check back within the next few days to hear his solo bass clarinet piece, Nocturne.