‘Song’ from Young Tree Green (A Song of the Republic) for solo double bass – Colin Bright
Poem Basso V for Unaccompanied Double Bass – Teppo Hauto-Aho *Australian Premiere
Seiza for double bass and piano – Fernando Millet (b. 1958) *Australian Premiere
About KI, concerto for Double Bass and Tape – Barry Conyngham *Australian Premiere
Tremor, for solo double bass and piano – Douglas Knehans (b. 1957) *Australian Premiere
Abadja Lutes for double bass and tape – Paul Barsom *Australian Premiere
Rob Nairn is active in commissioning new works and has premiered more than forty compositions for both solo bass and chamber music featuring the bass, championing in particular the music of Australian composers. In these performances he has worked both alone and with such groups as the London Sinfonietta, Gruppe Neue Musik Berlin, Australysis, the Music Theatre of Wales, and the Sydney Alpha Ensemble. In 2009 he premiered a new concerto by Barry Conyngham.