Episode 122, John McCowen

Originally from Carbondale, IL, clarinetist John McCowen who has been living and working in the Bay Area for the past few years. A student of Roscoe Mitchell, he has honing an extremely unique approach to the clarinet that is based in extended techniques, personal language, electroacoustic strategies and hard work. He plays in the band Wei Zhongle and has collaborated with many notable improvisers including Fred Frith, Tom Djll and Kyle Bruckman. John is a remarkable musician, from whom you will be hearing much more from in the coming years.

JOHN McCOWEN