More bass-as-percussion, this time with a mallet and vocal effects, brought to life by Lisa Dowling at the Manhattan School of Music.
In which Lisa Dowling uses the percussive aspects of her bass exclusively while singing.
Note the towel on the strings. I suspect that’s there to keep the strings from vibrating while she uses the bass as a drum. Clever.
Another dose of awesome from the Fresh Inc festival and Matthew Kline.
There’s a beep that goes off part way through that reminded me of this one time I saw Kronos doing Black Angels and in the middle movement, when everything is all quiet and peaceful, an older woman in the audience’s phone rings and then the woman answers it and proceeds to have a short conversation with the caller.
The beep in this, however, isn’t quite so intrusive. Perhaps owing to the steady-rhythm nature of the work. Hell, maybe it was planned or a general feature of the Racine Art Museum. Either way, enjoy this dose of bass textures.