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Contrabass-list Sat, 10 Jan 1998 Volume 1 : Number 88

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Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 21:39:49, -0500
From: KUUP84A@prodigy.com (MR MARK A TRINKO)
Subject: Fwd: contra-fest

I can understand aboput your having your hands full. I am forwarding your email to me to all of the contra-basoonists of the world that I have email addresses for, after all, this is not my crusade, but rather a collection of their desires through feedback to me. I ask the recipients of this email to put their heads together to consider the input from Mark Finc. I suspect that each IDRS convetion host will feel the same way.

I have already initiated conversation with the Lions Clubs opf Madison, Wisconsin. It will be interesting to see if they can and will conduct a contra-fest in Madison the 2 days before or the 2 days after the IDRS function (seperate building, seperate registration, sepetrate meals, seperate logistics staff). If they can pull it off, it would be perfect inasmuch asit could only bring more people to both functions.

I will ask Megan Ulmer to coordinate the programming of the contra-fest as she did this year, and the Lions only then need to coordinate the logistics of lodging, meals, receptions, booths, etc. Lions are experts at doing this as they do it many times each year throughout Wisconsin.

Let's keep our fingers crossed. Probably no more feedback from me on this until I return from Haiti Jan 25.


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> Date: Friday, 09-Jan-98 01:52 PM
> From: Marc D. Fink \ Internet: (mdfink@facstaff.wisc.edu)
> To: Mark Trinko \ PRODIGY: (KUUP84A)
> Subject: contra-fest

> Dear Mark,

> I have been following the progress of the Las Vegas contra-fest through
> your emails. Congratulations on what seems to have been a highly successful
> event.

> I am concerned about your plans to link next year's contra festival to
> the IDRS conference in Madison. There are many problems that I can
> foresee...confusion over registration, the fact that the contra-fest is not an
> IDRS sponsored event, space for your events, housing, etc. The fact of the
> matter is that there will not be space in our university buildings for any
> extra events during our conference (space is extremely tight as it is). We also
> need time both before and after our conference to set up and tear down. Even
> trying to organize your festival through the Wisconsin Lyons Clubs presents
> major problems. You could run your festival in Las Vegas because you were
> there to coordinate all the logistics. I don't think that you can turn all of
> this over to the Lyons here, and I'm afraid that I can't give you any help.
> Believe me, hosting the IDRS conference is a pretty full time job.

> So, Mark, I suggest to you that you rethink your plans about where to
> hold future contrafests. Adding such a festival during, before, or after the
> IDRS conference is really too overwhelming for any conference host.

> I don't mean to downplay the importance of the work you have been
> doing. You have obviously done a super job. I just don't think that we can in
> any way combine your contra-fest with IDRS conferences, which are really their
> own singular events and need to remain that way.

> Thank you and best wishes.

> Marc Fink
> Professor of Music (oboe)
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> President, IDRS

Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 12:25:56 EST
From: BariSaxJzz <BariSaxJzz@aol.com>
Subject: Connections, Octo-contrabass Sax

In a message dated 1/9/98 9:50:44 PM EST, contrabass-list@contrabass.com writes:

<< http://www.nuclearwhales.com >>

Hey guys! Hows it goin?

First, my connections probably won't come throught twice, and I was wonedering, what issue was the octo-contrabass sax in, Mr. Cohen? I know I'll probably have to buy something (topical index), but if I can avoid it, I'd like to. Its not the product, its that I'm kind of low on the $$$.

Yes, I was thinking of making it some weird shape. but then, no one would associate that with the saxophone family.



Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 12:32:27 EST
From: BariSaxJzz <BariSaxJzz@aol.com>
Subject: Octo Contrabass Sax

Yeah, Hi guys!

One more statement (?),

Does anyone have pictures other than the one with the octo contrabass and sopranino, with the guy on the ladder and everything? If you do, please send them to me. Also, That book, please, tell us what it is!


Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 11:16:58 -0800
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: Re: wav

>Hi, Grant;
>I'll take the "C" to shining "C" contrabass clarinet wav.
>My favorite sound byte bar none was your rendition of "Paper Moon".
>How about some more o' dem good ol' good ones on sarrusophone?

You're in luck! I've managed to upload both the cbcl file, and a similar cb sarrusophone file. You can download them directly (probably more efficient than email anyway) at http://www.contrabass.com/page/cbcl1.wav and http://www.contrabass.com/pages/cbsar1.wav .



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