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Contrabass-list Sat, 27 Dec 1997 Volume 1 : Number 75

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Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 21:28:03, -0500
From: KUUP84A@prodigy.com (MR MARK A TRINKO)
Subject: Fwd: Re: Contra-bassoon statistics

I have to share this with you. What a great story!

> Date: Friday, 26-Dec-97 01:18 PM
> From: David Neubauer \ Internet: (dnmagic@juno.com)
> To: Mark Trinko \ PRODIGY: (KUUP84A)
> Subject: Re: Contra-bassoon statistics

> Mark,

> Mine is for the most part shiny, (because I do a bunch of solo work) I got on
> the contra list and kept asking for the best way to safely shine the keys and
> finally got a good response (most said don't worry about it, etc.)

> In Vegas now, but back on to home base and life on the road Sunday (leave on
> another mini tour the second) so will unfortunitly miss the event. Are you in
> Vegas yet?

> Funny TRUE story: Interlochen Center for the Arts has 3 contras, a Heckel, a
> fox and a new one (I didn't get to see it this last summer ~ was back as a
> special guest performer (magic)). The Heckel has been there forever. Back in
> the 30's (?) they were taking publicity photos on the raft... Out of all the
> instruments, the contra (big model, down to the A) fell over, in to the lake.
> They were not able to find it til the next day. Sat for years, one day they
> replaced the pads, etc. No one (apparently) liked it and it was the 'spare'
> until I got there in '79 & '80. The other contra's would fight for the 'new'
> one or have there own, I immeadiatly grabbed the Heckel, and LOVED IT. Had a
> great tone, big sound (put LOTS of key rattle). In the summer of '80 on the
> cover of some woodwind magazine there is a picture of us doing the Royal
> Fireworks with tons of players (20 oboes, 20 bassoons, etc. and three contras.
> I'm playing the big one, the Hong Kong Symphony (was thrown out with all
> americans a month earlier) was playing his and a high school girl was playing
> the fox. It was on the cover, and we were conducted by Carl St Claire . Would
> love to get a copy of the magazine, but oh well.

> My amplified contra (I play it that way with a Big Band) is still getting
> raves! All the studio musicians flip over it. If you're ever in LA (and if
> I'm there), you've got to see (and try) it. Will be playing regular Bassoon
> and Violin (and performing magic) at the Rosier Players 100th Anniversary show
> in Jackson Michigan the last two weekends in January.

> David Neubauer

Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 22:52:37 -0500
From: jimkatz@JohnAbbott.qc.ca (Jim Katz)
Subject: Re: contrafest

Mark, I hope the videotaping arrangements got made - I'm looking forward to the sights and sounds of your event!


Jim Katz
292 Senneville Road, RR1
Senneville, Quebec
Canada, H9X 3L2

Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 10:23:05, -0500
From: KUUP84A@prodigy.com (MR MARK A TRINKO)
Subject: Upcoming contra performances

> Date: Friday, 26-Dec-97 11:27 PM

> From: David Neubauer \ Internet: (dnmagic@juno.com)

> Biggest event coming up: Playing two
> viola/contra duets with my brother (Paul Neubauer) at the OK Mozart
> International Music Festival (in Oklahoma). One is a gypsy violin piece (Paul
> plays solo, I cover all the band parts), and the other is an original piece for
> us called ContrAlto (composed by Kelly Richardson who arranged the gypsy
> piece). That will be in June, and might be here in Vegas again around April
> 5th (depending on schedule), but magic, not music. Most fun is the Big Band,
> every Wednesday when I'm in LA.

> David

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