Gunther Schuller’s Bass Quartet performed by Heavy Hands at Artist Outpost Resources.
Lisa Dowling arranged this Dolphy piece for Kontraphonix (Dowling on double bass and Annie Lyle on bassoon), which they perform here at The Tank in NYC.
Patternrooters will recognize the bass element of Kontraphonix as Lisa Dowling. Not sure who the bassoonist is but I’ll update this when I find out. Kontraphonix did the arrangement of this piece as well.
This performance took place at The Tank in NYC.
More bass-as-percussion, this time with a mallet and vocal effects, brought to life by Lisa Dowling at the Manhattan School of Music.
Lisa Dowling is joined by cellist Mariel Roberts to perform this textural piece 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 one from Lisa Dowling’s recital at Manhattan School of Music. This one from Elliot Carter, a classic American composer.
One of Lisa Dowling’s compositions performed at Manhattan School of Music. Great textures and color. I want to learn this one!
Heavy Hands gave the world premier of Gregg August’s A humble Tribute to Guagauanco at Artist Outpost Resources in Queens NYC on January 7 2012.
A concert pairing composers and instrument makers. Bassist Lisa Dowling is one of the performers.
Whirlpool (Fjóla Evans), Builder: Merche Blasco
Cycle Switch (Molly Herron), Builder: Andy Cavatorta
The Loveliest and Saddest Landscape in The Word (Angélica Negrón), Builder: Nick Yulman
Your Sympathies (Albert Behar), Builder: Andy Cavatorta
Heavy Hands double bass quartet gave the world premier of WELTS by composer Jonah Rosenberg at Artist Outpost Resources, Queens, New York on January 7th 2012.
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.
Lisa Dowling and Annie Lyle perform as Kontraphonix, here performing Matt Aelmore’s WallpaperMusic at The Tank.