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CC #2 Show Notes
Contrabass Conversations Episode 2 – Audition news and more.
release date: 1/8/07
show length: 27:43
In this episode of Contrabass Conversations, Jason discusses the gear he is using to record Contrabass Conversations. For this episode he is using:
Last episode Jason use the same microphone into his laptop through a Griffin iMic . The results are actually much cleaner into the iRiver than into the laptop.
Music played on this podcast:
Agnus Dei by double bassist Peter Lawson
This is an excerpt from a very interesting piece written by a very creative double bassist. For more information on this and other works by Peter Lawson you can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Peter studied with Michael Hovnanian at Northwestern University (Michael now teaches at Roosevelt University) and with Rob Kassinger at DePaul University. He is a great double bassist, a great composer, and an all-around great guy.
Although Peter plays with the Madison Symphony, he is not a member of this ensemble. He won an audition in the past for this organization but had to turn the position down due to scheduling concerns, so although he does perform with this group, he is not a member.
Jason discusses several auditions coming up for the double bass. Although there aren’t many jobs this month, there are several summer festivals holding auditions:
North Carolina School of the Arts
Artist/Teacher of Bass beginning Fall 2007
National Repertory Orchestra
Audition tour in January and February
Festival runs from 6/10-8/5 in 2007
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Fellow – 2007-08 Season
deadline for tapes: 2/6/07
AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria
7/10-8/11 in 2007
Live auditions 2/25-3/31 in various North American cities
taped auditions acceptable
Kent/Blossom Chamber Music Festival
7/1-8/12 in 2007