Great piece by Berio/Scoddanibio:
Mark Buchner, double bass, takes on this Scodannibio arrangement of Berio’s Sequenza XIVb.
Bassist Dominik Wagner performs Miloslav Gajdos’ Invocation.
Spoiler: There is no piano in this piece. 😀
From the same recording date as the previously posed Frantisek Vyrostko videos, we have Anton Jaro Jr performing Miloslav Gajdos’ Invocation for Double Bass Solo.
And, as with Mr Vyrostko’s videos, we get the mic placement as well.
Performing Miloslav Gajdos’ Solo in A for Double Bass is Frantisek Vyrostko from a trio of recordings he made in late 2012.
As a bonus, we get the microphone positioning as well.
Another good recording of bassist Frantisek Vyrostko. This time doing Berio’s Sequenza XIVb as re-imagined by the great Stefano Scodanibbio.
As with others from this recording session, we get to see the microphone positioning as well.
Elliot Carter’s Figment III for double bass solo performed by Frantisek Vyrostko.
In addition to seeing another sit-down bassist perform, it’s good to see the microphone configuration as well. Looks like a stereo pair up in the air about 6 feet out.
Double Bassist Emma Sullivan presents the fourth concert of her doctoral project. The program includes:
Details still coming in on this one but we do know that there will be a world premiere of “Insomnia” for solo bass by Michael G Miller.
Edicson Ruiz will be doing a recital of solo works for double bass in Basel Switzerland.
On the program:
- … very gently with bass … ‘Hommage à Mayröcker Friederike — Roland Moser
- Kontrabass-Notenheft — Rudolf Kelterborn
- Preludio e Fuga — Heinz Holliger
Rudolf Kelterborn’s Kontrabas-Notenheft performed by Edicson Ruiz
A piece that explores language as much as it explores the double bass. Written for Bertram Turetzky, it is here performed by Skip Edwards who also gives a little background before beginning the piece around 3 minutes in.
Malachy Robinson plays new works written by members of the Irish Composers’ Collective.
Shades of Hendrix in here. I can’t get enough of this guy’s bass music. I wonder if there are scores or what. I know he’s performing this and others of his stuff at ISB 2015 so I don’t think it’s all extemporaneous. But who knows. Either way, much enjoyment.
Some great examples of string tapping normally associated with slap style bass, ghost notes, and trills outside of Baroque performance practice.
Fun arrangement of a Serbian folk tune for solo bass by Nenad Vasilic. I found a little bit of information about the dance that accompanies the tune as well.
Also, gotta love what 60fps videography does to bass strings!
Another one from Lisa Dowling’s recital at Manhattan School of Music. This one from Elliot Carter, a classic American composer.
Bear with the Blair Witch videography here. The audio is decent and you’ll enjoy the music.
This one goes all over the place, a tour de force. Hold onto your chair.
Matthew Kline performs here Capriccio per Sigfried Palm by Penderecki. I believe at some point Kline broke a bow in playing this so consider carefully if you’re ready to take this one on!
One of Lisa Dowling’s compositions performed at Manhattan School of Music. Great textures and color. I want to learn this one!
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.
Here’s an interesting augmentation of the double bass: an attached kalimba (aka “thumb piano”). Olivier Babaz gives us his rendition of Paul Desmond’s “Take Five” while also playing a shaker with his foot, one-man-band style.
Augmenting the instrument in this way obviously opens up tons of interesting possibilities for acoustic performance in the same way that pickups opens up opportunities for electronic performance.
Not sure I’d permanently mount a kalimba on my bass, but this is pretty interesting!
Here is a recording of the world premiere performance of Cave: for solo double bass, live electronics, and interactive video. This is a pretty heavy Max/MSP/Jitter thing. Disclaimer: I used to study with Macchia and it’s fun to hear the control he brings to a piece like this, where it could probably just as easy disintegrate into noise he keeps it musical. Fun sounding and and looking piece.
From his senior composition recital at Baylor, here is Matt Kline playing his Fragments for Solo Double Bass. Tons of fun timbres and textures in here.
Some great deep tone in Travis Gore’s performance of Henze’s S. Biagio 9 agosto ore 12.07
This piece was originally written for cello but Henze published it for double bass. Here, Jeff Bradetich performs it in a recital at University of North Texas.
Live recording from a recital by Barbé in March of 2011 in La Flèche, France. I really like the lyricism in this performance.
A great piece with all sorts of interesting things going on, showing different moods and tone colors.
Performed by Lisa Dowling at the Manhattan School of Music. I’ll definitely be posting more of her performances in the weeks ahead–she does quite a lot of interesting stuff.
Delache-Feldman does a faculty recital
- Suite 2 in D minor, Bach
- Waltzes for solo double bass, Dragonetti
- Motiviy, Tabakov
- Ode to a Giant, Proto
- Tango no. 3 and no. 4, Piazzolla