A Fine Clarinetist
Houle’s Music hovers unselfconciously over categories and styles.
Nothing short of world-class.
François Houle performs in this spirit: with the overtonal doubling of (Evan) Parker and the paradoxically compact sense of extended form and freedom evident in the late, great John Carter’s clarinet works.
Houle’s particular combination of profound musicality and fast apprehension is increasingly in demand both locally and worldwide...
The musically virtuosic Houle can park his clarinet anywhere music is played — a symphony hall, a new music auditorium, a jazz club, or an electronic music studio.
...one of the best new virtuosos, a musician with total control of contemporary techniques