Great piece by Berio/Scoddanibio:
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Stephen Jones, Double Bass Recital
Sequenza XIVb for Double Bass, Mark Buchner
Mark Buchner, double bass, takes on this Scodannibio arrangement of Berio’s Sequenza XIVb.
Gajdos’ Invocation for Double Bass performed by Dominik Wagner
Bassist Dominik Wagner performs Miloslav Gajdos’ Invocation.
Spoiler: There is no piano in this piece. 😀
Invocation for Double Bass Solo performed by Anton Jaro Jr
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.
Solo in A for Double Bass, performed by Frantisek Vyrostko
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.
Sequenza XIVb Berio/Scodanibbio performed by Frantisek Vyrostko
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.
Figment III performed by Frantisek Vyrostko
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:
Douglas Johnson Double Bass Recital
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 performs Holliger, Moser, Kelterborn
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
Kontrabass-Notenheft performed by Edicson Ruiz
Rudolf Kelterborn’s Kontrabas-Notenheft performed by Edicson Ruiz
Kenneth Gaburo’s INSIDE performed by Skip Edwards
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.
New Music for Solo Bass: Malachy Robinson
Malachy Robinson plays new works written by members of the Irish Composers’ Collective.
Nightmare After Strauss (Alberto Bocini)
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.
Arrangement of Vranjanka by Nenad Vasilic
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!
Figment III (Elliot Carter) performed by Lisa Dowling
Another one from Lisa Dowling’s recital at Manhattan School of Music. This one from Elliot Carter, a classic American composer.
Ballad n. 3 (Alberto Bocini)
Bear with the Blair Witch videography here. The audio is decent and you’ll enjoy the music.
Tre piccoli pezzi (Alberto Bocini)
This one goes all over the place, a tour de force. Hold onto your chair.
Capriccio per Sigfried Palm (Penderecki) performed by Matt Kline
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!
UNCLING, based on Uncle by Peter Velinkonja performed by the composer–Lisa Dowling
One of Lisa Dowling’s compositions performed at Manhattan School of Music. Great textures and color. I want to learn this one!
Leap of Faith (Matthew Kline) performed by Matthew Kline
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.
Bass & Kalimba assemblage by Olivier Babaz
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!
Cave: for solo double bass, live electronics, and interactive video (Jazer Giles) performed by Salvatore Macchia
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.
Fragments for Solo Double Bass (Matt Kline) performed by … Matt Kline
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.
Travis Gore performs S. Biagio 9 agosto ore 12.07 on contrabass
Some great deep tone in Travis Gore’s performance of Henze’s S. Biagio 9 agosto ore 12.07
Serenade (Henze) performed by Jeff Bradetich
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.
S.Biagio 9 Agosto ore 1207 (Henze) performed by Thierry Barbé
Live recording from a recital by Barbé in March of 2011 in La Flèche, France. I really like the lyricism in this performance.
S. Biagio 9 Agosto Ore 1207 (Henze) performed by Lisa Dowling on Double Bass
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.
Motivi (Emil Tabakov) performed by Christine Hoock
Psy (Berio) performed by Edicson Ruiz
Motivi (Emil Tabakov) performed by Nora Arenas
Pascale Delache-Feldman, Double Bass Faculty Recital
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