Wohletz to perform world premiere piece at ClarinetFest

Shanna Shervheim, interim associate director of communications, (701) 483-2595

Jeremy Wohletz, visiting assistant professor of music, was recently invited to perform a new piece for clarinet and electronics at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Baton Rouge, La. July 30-Aug. 4. Wohletz’s performance of “Prometheus Unbound” by Dr. Bryan “Kip” Haaheim will be the piece’s world premiere.

“Prometheus Unbound” is a several-movement programmatic piece based on the Robert Lowell play by the same name. It is an electronic piece that utilizes a Microsoft Kinect, motion sensing input device, to read the motions of the performer which then signals a processor to manipulate the sounds coming from the speakers.

ClarinetFest is the annual festival for the International Clarinet Association. The five-day festival features performers, presentations and audience members from around the world.