Music For Bass Quartet is a 35-minute, four movement piece for four upright basses. Lead and supporting voices are non-existent, favoring a group sound in which no single part is extricable from the whole. Each movement is made unique by it’s own specific set of sounds, scattered through time by chance operation, creating fields of ambient, immersive, and unpredictable juxtapositions. Subtleties in timbre, texture, and harmony (both intentional and unintentional) become focal points, melding distinctions between the essential and peripheral.
Composed and performed by Jacob Rosenzweig: Upright Bass
Tracks 1-3 recorded and mixed by Brain Saia November 2014
Track 4 recorded and mixed by Louis Lopez April 2015
Mastered by Clay Chaplin
Cover image by Max Rosenzweig www.flickr.com/photos/131818329@N04/