Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques

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After decades of experimentation, musicians have begun to utilize a strikingly colorful palette of sounds on woodwind instruments. Flute, clarinet, and saxophone players both in jazz and in contemporary settings, regularly use sounds that were unheard of in the middle of the twentieth century. Oboists, forever obsessing over reeds and the demands of their finicky instrument, have lagged somewhat behind their more adventurous colleagues. Oboe Unbound seeks to open up the tradition-bound assumptions of that instrument's capabilities.