This site is home to Alea Publishing & Recording, specializing in music for the bass clarinet.
We offer a growing catalog of creative, artistic transcriptions and new works for bass clarinet solo & ensemble.
Composer's Program Note
Playlists for bass clarinet, marimba, and electronics
Extended-range instrument required for bass clarinet part. Duration: 5'25".
Marimba Score: 19 pages, spiral bound; bass clarinet part: 4 pages, booklet format. Electronics: files available for download after purchase.
About the Composer
Avik Chari (b. 1995) is a Singaporean-Indian composer of contemporary classical, progressive metal, and chill tropical lo-fi beats - anything not too mainstream so he can finally buy those hipster glasses he's always wanted to wear. Fiercely fascinated by all genres of music, his own works aim to contextualize contemporary classical music for the unacquainted by utilizing timbres and sounds from other genres they are more accustomed to listening to.
Avik began his escapade into composition at the age of thirteen, where he wrote and transcribed parts for the guitarists and bassist in his band. He went on to write for chamber ensembles, incidental music for dramas and edited sheet music for publishers. After a brief stint in the Singaporean military, he moved to Boston to formally study composition. Avik is currently an undergraduate student at the Boston Conservatory and has studied with Felipe Lara, Curtis Hughes and Eun Young Lee. His music has been performed by Transient Canvas, the Eureka Ensemble, ADDO Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Conservatory Choruses, and the Vertex Ensemble.
Along with composition, Avik has a passion for music engraving and music library work. He currently serves as the music librarian for the Eureka Ensemble, and has previously worked at the libraries of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, the Berklee French Film Orchestra and the Vertex Ensemble.
An avid adventurer, Avik enjoys rock climbing, hiking, mountaineering, and the most challenging of all, clubbing. When not composing, engraving or adventuring, he enjoys exploring those rare quiet spots in the hustle and bustle of Singapore/Boston with his girlfriend, Navisha. Avik’s main aspirations are to create a video game audio company, and finally create a soundtrack for his own life, all while converting his beautiful Minecraft home into a real one.
Duo Alea began performing music for bass clarinet and piano in 1996. As both performers searching for new repertoire and teachers working with students eager to develop as performers, it quickly became clear that there was a need for more repertoire featuring the bass clarinet. Filling this need became the mission of Alea Publishing & Recording.
Since our first publication in 1997, the Bach Suites, the Alea catalog now includes over 250 titles. As performing musicians ourselves, we pride ourselves on the accuracy and quality of our sheet music, as well as our ability to ship directly to customers around the world.
We are proud of the diversity of our catalog in terms of the inclusion of works by composers and arrangers from around the world. We are interested in continuing to expand this diversity, representing musical ideas from around the world.
In June 2020, we announced the creation of the Dolphy Prize for new works for bass clarinet by Black composers.
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