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Got Stung

by Splinter Reeds

SF Bay Area-based reed quintet (oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, bassoon) specializing in multiple flavors of post-classical New Music.
Genre: Classical: New Music Ensemble
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1. Splinter: I. Scarlet Oak
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2. Splinter: II. Sugar Maple
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3. Splinter: III. Linden
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4. Splinter: IV. Black Ash
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5. Splinter: V. Cherry
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6. Splinter: VI. River Birch
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7. Splinter: VII. Weeping Willow
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8. Splinter: VIII. Red Pine
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9. 3 Songs, 3 Interludes: Interlude I
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10. 3 Songs, 3 Interludes: Bee
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11. 3 Songs, 3 Interludes: Interlude II
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12. 3 Songs, 3 Interludes: Nolia
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13. 3 Songs, 3 Interludes: Interlude III
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14. 3 Songs, 3 Interludes: Want
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15. Pinched
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16. Mitigating Factors
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17. Wood Burn
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18. My Bike
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Album Notes
Splinter Reeds is the San Francisco Bay Area's first reed quintet, comprising five innovative musicians with a shared passion for new music. The ensemble is committed to presenting top tier performances of today’s best contemporary composition, from Post-Minimalism to the New Complexity. Their varied activity in concert halls, indie venues, and university music departments prioritizes commissioning new works, collaborating with fellow musicians and artists, and educating the next generation of musicians and music enthusiasts.

Splinter formed in 2013 with the coming together of five colleagues highly active in multiple facets of the Bay Area’s vibrant music scene: Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Bill Kalinkos (clarinet), David Wegehaupt (saxophone), Jeff Anderle (bass clarinet), and Dana Jessen (bassoon). Individually, in addition to having performed with the San Francisco Symphony and many other regional orchestras, they are members of groups including San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, sfSound, Ensemble Parallele, Quinteto Latino, Sqwonk, and ECO Ensemble. Their performance credits elsewhere include Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, Cleveland Orchestra, and Harvard Group for New Music, among others.

In a local arts ecosystem saturated with string quartets and mixed-instrumentation new music ensembles, they saw a distinct opportunity to fulfill an otherwise untapped niche: a standard chamber music configuration, employing wind instruments, dedicated exclusively to cutting edge repertoire. The sum of their wide ranges of experience – in settings including free jazz, improvisation, electronic music, pop, punk and metal as well as classical – has also enabled them to rapidly zero in on a specific and unique aesthetic identity, bridging multiple aesthetics and schools of contemporary composition.

The reed quintet is a relatively new and still emerging chamber music genre – an evolutionary detour from the traditional woodwind quintet with the advantages of a more closely related instrument family. Initiated in the 1980s by the Dutch ensemble Calefax, it has steadily amassed repertoire and awareness thanks to concerted efforts of commissioning and advocacy. 19 groups throughout the world are linked via the Reed Quintet Network that Calefax established – with 8 in the United States, and none other than Splinter on the West Coast.



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