"Mr. Houle is one of the best-sounding clarinetists in improvised music" - Ben Ratliff, NY Times
"Whether elegantly leaping through Witold Lutoslawski’s Dance Preludes or astonishingly improvising on Iranian folk music, François Houle revealed himself as someone ready for the world stage in every sense." - Mark Swed, LA Times
"Thank you so much for all the work you have done on my clarinets. Your work is truly revolutionary! My instruments are now giving me such pleasure, sounding-wise and visually. Comments from my colleagues are overwhelming in their praise on the sound quality and the beauty of your barrels and bells. I have never gotten so much attention before about my instruments. In my view you are bringing the instrument's aesthetic on par with the finest string instruments."
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