SONG_STRING BASS / live performance at the Banff Centre / double bass, three assistants, prepared strings / 2009

This piece employs 80 meters of delicately prepared ‘song-strings’ to create a quartet form a single instrument. The ‘song-strings’ with beads, fabric, and various objects sewn into them, are pulled through the double bass, utilizing the instruments structure to amplify their sound. This piece explores strategies to visualize and spatialize sound while augmenting the sound palette of the traditional double bass. This piece was composed and performed at the Banff Centre.