Vol. 4, No. 107


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Contrabass-list Tue, 3 Feb 1998 Volume 1 : Number 107

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Date: Tue, 03 Feb 98 10:58:00 GMT
From: Francis Firth <Francis.Firth@uce.ac.uk>
Subject: Akiko Yano & Other Contrabass Flute Information

Grant writes in digest 106 about Elephant Hotel by Akiko Yano.

It would appear that there is indeed a contrabass flute made by Kotato and played by Keith Underwood on track 4 "The City":

4. X (THE CITY) i E i E : i i ? q / O E : Gil Goldstein
Piano Gil Goldstein
Percussion Steve Thornton
Pedal steel guitar Gib Wharton
French horns John Clark, Tom Varner, Alex Brofsky, Peter Gordon
Basoon Charles McCracken, JR.
Contrabass flute by KOTATO Keith Underwood

This is taken from a Japanese page about him but this album appears to be released by Sony. There is supposed to be a page about at but I haven't been able to access it:

http://duplox.wz-berlin.de/people/oswald/yano.akiko There is also a page about him in japan but I can't read it as it is in Japanese

Two of Robert Dick's recent albums include him playing contrabass flute in C: Aurealis and Instinct while a series of improvised flute/violin duos, Irrefragable Dreams, includes the (sub)bass flute in F. I got them both direct from Robert Dick himself in Switzerland after he posted his details up on the Flute Mailing list.

The album details are as follows:

There is also an older (1988?) CD by Michael Heupel called Flute News in which he plays piccolo, alto, bass and subcontrabass flutes. The subcontrabass is called SKB Slap but is different from the one on the discography which he played at the European Flute Festival and mainly used 'pizzacato' key click effects. I got it from a French Internet Book/Audio/Video shop at http://www.alapage.tm.fr/ Francis Firth

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