The 2007 Whitewater Winter Bassfest, an event that I started five years ago at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, just happened a couple of weekends ago. Scott Kreger, the new double bass instructor at UWW and a member of the Milwaukee Symphony, was teaching there, as were double bassists Kate Nettleman and Peter Tambroni.
Evan Burchett, a student of Des Moines Metro Opera principal bassist Jeremy Baguyos, was at the festival and was kind enough to send me some photos of the recital. Here are a few shots he took of the recital.
Here’s a shot of Kate Nettleman and I playing duets on the recital. You can see that I am playing an old German bass for this event and not my Jakstadt. The logistics worked out so that it was much easier to use this instrument, which is also a good bass.
Finally, here is a clip of me playing ‘Failing’ on the recital. The sound is pretty low (it was recorded on a still camera from the audience in a boomy hall), but you can still make out what is going on.