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Harold Seletsky, z"l

Michael Winograd posts to the Jewish-Music mailing list:

Harold Seletskysad to have to report some bad news, i just heard that Harold Seletsky has passed away.

while a great clarinetist, harold was also an innovative composer and thinker, dealing with abstract musical concepts and microtonal theory

while i only had a few interactions with the man, mostly when i was a teenager, he was the one who introduced me to the music of Joe Maneri, and the idea of attending NEC, where i ended up....

i found out later, from a friend who studied composition with him, that he had indeed composed a 24-tone freilach for two pianos, tuned a quarter tone from each other

im sure he's already playing clarinet trios with Joe Maneri and Naftule Brandwein

RIP harold


ps... learn more about his work at haroldseletsky.com