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From: PaulC135
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 19:45:59 EDT
Subject: Re: [CB] [CB Digest]

In a message dated 4/14/01 4:44:20 PM,
<<  The Tubax is getting a classical New York City debut.  On Monday, April
>16, 8pm the Manhattan School of Music is presenting an evening of saxophone
>music in a memorial tribute to Sigurd Rascher.  The Tubax, a new and
>ingenious contrabass saxophone is being featured in three works:  Two works

Wish I was there...

So Paul, two questions:
First, who's bringing the tubax?  Is it on loan, or has someone
actually taken deliver of one in the US now?
Second (of course) - is the performance being recorded?

The tubax is from my collection.  I just acquired it (serial #5) from USA
Horn in NJ.  Yes, the concert is being recorded.
Paul Cohen

Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 13:57:38 +0200
Subject: Re: [CB]

  Hi all,

  Wondering if anyone out there has opinions on studying music in the US. I'm just doing some research into an inkling of an idea of studying in NY. I am in my first year of a Bachelor of Music - clarinet Performance (I'd like to think of myself as a bass clarinetist) in Brisbane and wondering what's the go with getting into universities and teachers etc etc. It's not as if Brisbane is not happening for me, it's just the US seems like an absolute mecca for clarinet and contemporary music. If anyone has some thoughts or facts about this territory, please feel free to enlighten me. If it helps, some names that people here have mentioned: Dennis Smylie, Michael Lowernstern, Roger Heaton.


  Rich Haynes.

  Hi Rich,
  In Brisbane I think must be in the middle of it all.  There is an excellent Australian
  ensemble called "Elision", which has a very good clarinet/bass clarinet player
  called Carl Rosman.  Look at
  The ensemble I play in here in Norway, Cikada has a project in Brisbane with
  Elision in november: A complete performance with music by Richard Barrett,
  called "Dark Matter"  try to look at
  for more details.

  Terje Lerstad


From: Heliconman
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 10:20:27 EDT
Subject: Re: [CB] Hello

In a message dated 4/14/01 7:49:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, david.rowley writes:

<< Hi, I'm a mere bassoonist >>

How does a "mere bassoon" vary from a regular bassoon? Is that another name
for a non-contra-bassoon? Seriously, bassoons are well-loved around here! No
need to apologize for the bassoon!
 Just keep the rackett down! ... WAY down as low as you can play! hehehehe!

From: "david.rowley"
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 20:24:37 +0100
Subject: [CB] Singing

An afterthought - I do play the bassoon, even if rather badly, but my main musical activity is choral singing, during which I have been known to reach bottom Bb (same as bottom note on bassoon) as required by one of the Rachmaninov Vespers.   I just thought I'd mention it in case I get any extra points for this :-)


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