Here’s a special track at this summer’s convention dedicated to new music on the double bass:
A New Music Summit, Mark Dresser, Director, is just one of the exciting features at the 2009 ISB Convention, June 8-13, at Penn State University’s School of Music. Here’s a line-up of the musicians participating (All events in School of Music Building 1, Room 110, schedule and presenters subject to change):
TUESDAY, JUNE 9
1-1:50 PM Thomas Helton – Tribute to Peter Kowald (solo concert)
2-2:50 PM Reuben Radding – Book of Questions – My Approach to Bass and Music (lecture/demo)
3-3:50 PM Jiri Slavik – Implying Polyphony (solo concert)
4-4:50 PM Panel Discussion – Bassist Beyond Category: Survival & Service
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
1-1:50 PM Stephan Crump – Seven Improvisations: Modes of Expression (solo concert)
2-2:50 PM Håkon Thelin – A New World of Sounds: Advancements in Contemporary Double Bass Techniques. (lecture/demo)
3-3:50 PM Drew Gress – Freedom Within Function: The Way Out Is Through (lecture/demo)
4-4:50 PM Panel Discussion – The Sound is You: From Conceptualization to Realization
THURSDAY, JUNE 11
1-1:50 PM James Ilgenfritz – Sound That Listens: Recent observations on developing solo repertoire (lecture/demo)
2-2:50 PM Peter Herbert – Naked Bass (lecture/demo)
3-3:50 PM Mark Helias – Music for Solo Bass (solo concert)
4-4:50 PM Panel Discussion (featuring Henry Grimes) – Time: Listening, Rhythmics, Meaning and Metaphor
FRIDAY, JUNE 12
1-1:50 PM Thomas Morgan – Solo Concert
2-2:50 PM Mark Dresser – Discover, Develop, Integrate: Techniques Unveiled (lecture/demo)
3-3:50 PM Improvisers Ensemble
4-4:50 PM Panel Discussion: Music in the Digital Domain – Artistic and Professional Possibilities
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
2-2:50 PM Damon Smith – The Double bass in European Improvised Music (lecture/demo)
3-3:50 PM Christopher Williams – Polyphony, Paradox, Chuang Tzu and the Bass: A Composer Improvises, or Vice Versa (lecture/demo)
To view or download schedules of presentations and concerts, go to
http://www.isbworldoffice.com/convention/schedule.html and click on the links.
Mark your calendars and register to attend now! For information and to register, go to http://www.isbworldoffice.com/convention/convention.html.
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