Click the blindfold to return to the homepage
Click on the French flag to join the french page    LAURENT HÉMON  
 Direct towards : :
 dans les musiques
 d'Europe centrale

 Entre Jean, Benjamin, Justine, Atanas,... Laurent trouve toujours des clarinettistes pour taper le boeuf.
 [troo 2005 fdlm - 1027t] [troo 2005 fdlm - 1056t]
 [troo 2005 fdlm - 3005t] [st chartier 2005 - 2088t]
 [st chartier 2005 - 2048t] [st chartier 2005 - 2089t]
 [st chartier 2005 - 2049t] [st chartier 2005 - 2148t]
 [st chartier 2005 - 2143t] [st chartier 2005 - 2150t]
 Click the blindfold to go on to the site
Laurent HÉMON : Clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophones.
Laurent au saxo tenor... c'est l'Orient Express ! He is also poly-instrumentalist. It's by intending to whistle stones that he starts to learn the clarinet from 1968 to 1980 with the 'Academy of Drancy' the 9-3.
A chance for him, he 'tourne' well and enters then a local orchestra of varieties or he will prevail of 1982 to 2003.
For musical reasons intern and inherent in the group, in 1990 he learns the saxophone then the guitar.
In 2000, to supplement his panoply of instruments, he is put at the bass guitar. Laurent is a professor of music today.
His daughters one found in him an excellent professor ; Laurène plays violin and Clémence flute.
In the Hémon's family they are also musicians of father as a girl...
Laurent à la  clarinette
THE CLARINET Clarinet comes from the Latin clarus "light". It is an instrument relatively unknown to the public. Nevertheless, with its register of more than three octaves and its exceptional ability to communicate the most subtle nuances of human breath, it astounds through the beauty of its timbre and its expressive force. Could it be that one day it will be quoted among the most beautiful instruments of the world ?

Laurentau saxo soprano The clarinet, of the woodwind family of instruments, consists of 4 hollow pieces of ebony - the upper and lower joints, a barrel and a bell - which fit together to make up a beautiful assemblage.
A ligature holds a simple reed to the mouthpiece. Below the upper body, an indispensable key allows access to the twelve lowest notes, thus enlarging considerably the range of the instrument.
This improvement consequently makes it possible to exploit two octaves and a fifth, but the scale sonorore is discontinuous. Other improvements will also make their appearance: reduction of the diameter of borer, and passage of a cylindrical borer to a partly conical borer which creates the house thus. About 1750, the son of Denner adds a key which makes it possible to play in the low register the Semi one and his twelfth Si (3rd key); he lengthens of this fact intrument. At the origin this key was located at the inch of the right hand. About 1770, B Fritz places the k ey of Semi low register at auricular of the left hand like one 4th key for day Ground # and its twelfth D #. the 5th key, that of serious F # and C # bugle is added about 1775 per Joseph Beer(1774-1812); the sixth by Xavier Lefèvre, who adds the key of C # blowtorch - Ground # bugle. The sucessive addition of these various keys will allow the use of the clarinet in orchestra in more tonalities, and will allow the chromatism up to that point impossible, will contribute to improve the accuracy of the instrument. Until there the musicians had several clarinets for the various tonalities in boxes...
click here ! ->