Meerenai Shim and I have started a new ensemble, Keyed Kontraptions!
This was a natural progression for us which came about from our previous collaborations. Our combined sound is so unique and I am excited to share our playing with you. We will be working with composers in the Bay Area to create repertoire for this arrangement.
Joseph Columbo wrote us a piece last season titled Strawocktopuss (which is a reference to one of my tattoos) Here is our performance of his piece, more to come!
An 1875 Gautrot-Marquet Bass Sarrusophone in Bb is for sale in Los Angeles. The owner is asking a very fair price considering the rarity and condition of this instrument. It is fully restored and playable at A=440
Check it out and make him an offer on eBay
I sent a few reeds out for this instrument that were modeled after historic images and published dimensions
I was sent a video of an awesome performance by Peter Verhoyen, Tobias Knobloch, and Stefan De Scheppe performing Was mit den Tränen geschieht by Stephen Hough. This piece is a great example of the blend possible by the two woodwinds voiced in extreme registers. This video is from Peter Verhoyen’s piccolo chamber recital.