Liquid is an exciting new ATMA recording consisting of four substantial new works featuring the solo clarinet of François Houle and Vancouver’s Turning Point Ensemble under the direction of Owen Underhill. Three of the works are recent commissions by John Korsrud, Yannick Palmondon and Houle himself. The fourth is Giancinto Scelsi’s 1959 Kya. Liquid is inspired by the the multi-dimensional and unique world of the solo clarinet as it merges and collides with that of a large chamber ensemble in ways that are unpredictable.
"...the sound is crisp, clean, and well-engineered. Underhill has done well guiding the Turning Point Ensemble - a highly skilled group of players on a par with Houle’s virtuosity - through some very complex instrumental textures."
Tim Buell - The Wholenote magazine - 1 April 2009