If you have a half-hour to spare, you might like to watch the first performance of my work-in-progress choose-your-own-adventure music from the ChamberLab concert on May 9th, 2015. If you’d like to watch it in bits and pieces, there’s a table of contents in the video description.
Just came home today! Of the three double basses I’ve owned in my life, this is the first one that is A) fully-carved, B) from Romania, C) 7/8 size rather than 3/4, and D) really just super loud. It (she? he? don’t know yet) was made last year, so I’m the first owner! I am beside myself, and can’t wait to climb all over it. My previous warhorse, a 1980 Engelhardt, will shortly be converted to a slap bass, with nylon strings and vertigo-inducing action.