Welcome to françoishoule.ca, where you can find out more about one of Canada’s finest musicians, clarinetist François Houle.
François’ performances and recordings transcend the stylistic borders associated with his instrument in all of the diverse musical spheres he embraces: classical, jazz, new music, improvised music, and world music.
As an improviser, he has developed a unique language, virtuosic and rich with sonic embellishment and technical extensions. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has actively expanded the clarinet’s repertoire by commissioning some of today’s leading Canadian and international composers and premiering over one hundred new works.
François Houle plays LeBlanc designed by Backun Legacy clarinets, Backun bells, barrels, and mouthpieces.
FRANÇOIS HOULE TRIO, featuring GORD GRDINA & KENTON LOEWEN
LIVE AT THE KOZMIK ZOO
TURNING POINT ENSEMBLE LINKS THE MUSIC OF THELONIOUS MONK WITH RUDOLF KOMOROUS