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Daniel Goode

New York, NY      

Composer, performer (clarinet, gamelan), founder of the Flexible Orchestra (in 2004), and co-founder/director of the DownTown Ensemble (since 1984), published by Theodore Presser ("Circlular Thoughts for Solo Clarinet"), and by Frog Peak Music, reviewed in the New York Times and the Village Voice since 1978, active in downtown New York and abroad from the 1970’s-on. Recordings on Folkways and many other labels. Latest: "Annbling" for the Flexible Orchestra on New World Records (2014). A founding member of Gamelan Son of Lion (1976), represented on all its recordings.   


This is a blog with lots of writing about music, announcements, etc.


This has recordings of all concert performances since 2004, scores, programs and pictures, the mandate of the Flexible Orchestra and its reason for being. 

Articles by Daniel Goode:

Articles May 17 2006 | By Daniel Goode
How Can the Orchestra Be More Like the Gamelan?

Composing for the "big sound" seems to come naturally to me, and experiencing other cultural models has led me to make new and effective flexible large ensembles and to call...