北田 学

クラリネットプレーヤー、作曲家、即興演奏家。

元々のスタートはクラシックのクラリネットの先生に手ほどきを受けるところから。中学の頃は真面目にレッスンを受けていたけれど、高校では何か違うことがしたくて、漕艇部に入るというアクロバティックな転向をした。その後、なんとか工業大学に潜り込み、ジャズ研に入り浸ってクラリネットのことは一旦忘れ、サックスを吹くようになる。6年ぐらいやって、ある時耳にしたミシェル・ポルタルのバスクラリネットに衝撃を受けて、バスクラリネットを独学ではじめた。やがて、サックスを演奏するのをやめて、クラリネットに専念する。そして、自分の好きな音楽を自分の好きな音楽家と演奏することになった。その頃にピアニストの伊藤志宏にアコーディオンを弾かせて始めたaudaceは今も続いている。

主な共演者は過去のフライヤー画像などを参考にしてください。何人か海外の人だけ書いておこうかな。Tim Berne, James Carney, Ches Smith, Chris Lightcap, Mark Ferber, Alex Fornier, Nick Fraserなど。NY、Toronto、Lisbonなど、いろんなところで演奏してます。そのうちあなたのご近所にも行けたらいいな。

使用楽器:
ソプラノクラリネット:Henry Selmer Recital w/ Bacun Traditional Bell and Fatboy Barrel/mouthpiece;vandoredn Black diamond BD5/rigature;silverstein CRYO/reed;dadario reserve classic 3.5
バスクラリネット:Henry Selmer Privilege LowEb with round neck/mouthpicece;Selmer Concept/rigature/silverstein CRYO/reed/dadario reserve classic 3.0+

Tokyo based Japanese clarinet player, composer ,improvisor. I learned basics of playing clarinet from a classical music player when I was in junior high school. Few years after that, I started playing Jazz. It was kind of ‘self-taught awful music’. But I loved playing such music. Totally free from academic thing made me feeling good.
Improvisational music has been the center of my musical concern since at that time. I was into Sonny Rollins,John Coltrane,Keith Jarrette and etc…
There are three musicians who influenced me a lot.They are Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis and Tim Berne.

When I listened to Michel Portal for the first time, I hadn’t played bass clarinet. His sound struck me. I started part time jobs for making money and finally get a bass clarinet. Bass clarinet is the thing. You know?

Louis Sclavis is one of my favorite clarinet players. His way of improvising, composing and instrumentaion is… really something.

Tim Berne…
He is my long time iconic musician. I’ve listened to his music more than 25 years. There is no musician whom I listen to such a long period of time. His music deeply drew me to improvistional music. I remember the first meeting at his place. It was an evening of a beautiful summer. I stood in front of the red door. I ring the door bell. Few second after, he appeared other side of the door… Woo,breathtaking… We played improvisation, Paul Motian’s composition and Tim’s composition at that time.

All experience has created me who I am. I’ve met wonderful musicians. I’m playing with crazy guys. I’ll play fckn’cool shit in the future. That’s all.