Clarinet / 2008 / Kazumasa Tsuihiji / drawing on tablet paper

The clarinet is a family of woodwind instruments. It has a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight, cylindrical tube with an almost cylindrical bore, and a flared bell. A person who plays a clarinet is called a clarinetist (sometimes spelled clarinettist).

Brass instrument — Image by ゥ P. Manner/zefa/Corbis

While the similarity in sound between the earliest clarinets and the trumpet may hold a clue to its name, other factors may have been involved. During the Late Baroque era, composers such as Bach and Handel were making new demands on the skills of their trumpeters, who were often required to play difficult melodic passages in the high, or as it came to be called, clarion register. Since the trumpets of this time had no valves or pistons, melodic passages would often require the use of the highest part of the trumpet’s range, where the harmonics were close enough together to produce scales of adjacent notes as opposed to the gapped scales or arpeggios of the lower register. The trumpet parts that required this specialty were known by the term clarino and this in turn came to apply to the musicians themselves. It is probable that the term clarinet may stem from the diminutive version of the ‘clarion’ or ‘clarino’ and it has been suggested that clarino players may have helped themselves out by playing particularly difficult passages on these newly developed “mock trumpets”.[1]

Johann Christoph Denner is generally believed to have invented the clarinet in Germany around the year 1700 by adding a register key to the earlier chalumeau, usually in the key of C. Over time, additional keywork and airtight pads were added to improve the tone and playability.[2]

In modern times, the most popular clarinet is the B♭ clarinet. However, the clarinet in A, just a semitone lower, is regularly used in orchestral music. An orchestral clarinetist must own both a clarinet in A and B♭ since the repertoire is divided fairly evenly between the two. Since the middle of the 19th century the bass clarinet (nowadays invariably in B♭ but with extra keys to extend the register down a few notes) has become an essential addition to the orchestra. The clarinet family ranges from the (extremely rare) BBB♭ octo-contrabass to the A♭ piccolo clarinet. The clarinet has proved to be an exceptionally flexible instrument, used in the classical repertoire as in concert bandsmilitary bandsmarching bandsklezmerjazz, and other styles.

14.2.2020

Exhaust Finisher of Porsche 964 / 2017 / Kazumasa Tsuihiji / Painted on Aged Object

Exhaust Finisher of Porsche 964 / 2017 / Kazumasa Tsuihiji / Painted on Aged Object…

13.9.2020

Actual Texture equal surface finish / 2018 / Scanned from Splatter paint on German Etching paper

Actual Texture equal surface finish / 2018 / Scanned from Splatter paint on German Etching paper…

11.9.2020

Just kidding by Digital Camouflage / 2012 / Kazumasa Tsuihiji / Digital picture + special effect 

Just kidding by Digital Camouflage / 2012 / Kazumasa Tsuihiji / Digital picture + special effect …

11.9.2020

SO902i Mobile Phone / 2012 / Kazumasa Tsuihiji / Sculptured Object

SO902i Mobile Phone / 2012 / Kazumasa Tsuihiji / Sculptured Object…

11.9.2020

CinemaScope / 2020 / Kazumasa Tsuihiji / Drawing tablet pen on digital paper

CinemaScope / 2020 / Kazumasa Tsuihiji / Drawing tablet pen on digital paper…

3.9.2020

 

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対比地 一正  ツイヒジカズマサ  Kazumasa Tsuihiji

日本の美術家、コンテンポラリー・アーティスト、アートディレクター。群馬県太田市出身。
コンテンポラリーアートの分野に限り、アーティストネーム”Johnny Mnemonic”を使用、さらに表現方法のバリエーションに合わせてJMがイニシャルの作家名を多数使用する。
(Kazumasa Tsuihiji 対比地一正 ツイヒジカズマサ Johnny Mnemonic

CAREER

*1980 日本大学芸術学部在学中よりフリーランス・イラストレーターとしてのキャリアをスタートその後あらゆるメディアで視覚伝達の仕事に携わる
*1981 New York ・THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS 23 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONにおいてEXCELLENCE AWARD を受賞
*1983 SOLO EXHIBITION・電通ギャラリー
*1984 朝日広告賞・表現技術部門賞(イラストレーション)
*1985 朝日広告賞・不動産部門賞
*1986 SOLO EXHIBITION・(銀座アートギャラリー)
*1989 アートレップ・ファンデーション(New York City)に作家登録。海外での活動を開始
*1991 第8回ATP賞・グランプリ(フジテレビ・『カノッサの屈辱』美術担当)
*1994 SOLO EXHIBITION・SPACE YUI (ARTWORK BY KAZUMASA TSUIHIJI)
*1995 SOLO EXHIBITION・PINPOINT GALLERY (WINGS)
*1995 第12回ATP賞・グランプリ(フジテレビ・『料理の鉄人』美術担当)
*2000   SIEGRAPHオープニングムービーを制作
*2010  View of FIVE・Gallery art point
*2011  Abstraction・Gallery art point
*2011   Larotica 2011・Gallery art point
*2011   EXHIBITION EARTH By HEART・Gallery art point
*2012  EXHIBITION FIVE 3・Gallery art point
*2013  EXHIBITION FIVE 4・Gallery art point
*2014  EXHIBITION FIVE 5・Gallery art point
*2015  EXHIBITION FIVE 6・Gallery art point
*2016  EXHIBITION FIVE 7・Gallery art point
*2017  EXHIBITION FIVE 8・Gallery art point

ADITIONAL CAREER

*1984〜1995 日本大学芸術学部美術学科・非常勤講師
*1987〜1998 WALT DISNEY ENTERPRISE JAPAN・オーソライズドアーティスト(フィニッシング)
*1995〜2000 FICCE UOMO・オーソライズドデザイナー(グラフィック)
*2000〜2003 S2EDITION (New York City) 及び KS fine art (New York City)のプロデュースにより、全米アートショウに出品
*2006〜Johnny Mnemonicとしてコンテンポラリーアートの作品制作を開始する

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