"A monumental, minimalist manifesto experience4 of extreme music with continuous, slowly moving, ever changing, hypnotic double bass and Opus 17a by visual artist Hanne Darboven, Warning-not an entertainment. "
"The double bass virtuoso and adventurer; champion for new challenges and renewed classics for his instrument, Robert Black presents bizarre, beautiful and unexpected solo works. Tunes. Noise. Action. Black has worked with and commissioned over 35 composers including John Cage, Richard Zvonar, Paul Dresher and many others as heard on his CD, State of the Bass (oo discs). He regularly performs with Basso Bongo, an electronic duo with percussionist Amy Knoles, the Bang on A Can All-Stars and many other collaborating musicians, theater companies and choreographers."
Cool new music for solo double bass performed by Robert Black. Theater/texts/harmonics/lows/highs/words. The program includes premieres by Bang on a Can's David Lang (I Feel Pretty) and the American in Paris, David Jaggard (I Had A Dog and Stay Where You're Born). Plus computer music iconoclast Barry Traux's theater piece about gay love and sex (Androgyne, Mon Amor), the classic Nodal Excitation by Arnold Dreyblatt for bass strung with piano wire and Christian Wolff's Look She Said.