Contrabassoon + 2(Accordion)

June 12, 2011 6:56 PM

Sometimes, you find exactly how many reeds you are absolutely necessary to make the sound you want, then you add two more accordions. Previously.

Timbill Corder - Accordion (right)
Trey Beauregard - Accordion (left)
Tommy Scheurich - Contrabassoon

posted by askmeaboutLOOM (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

OH YES. Great overall timbre. Very ... not quite quiet and meditative, but understated, like it's waiting patiently for something that is inevitable.

How much of this was composed vs. improvised?
posted by audiodidactic at 7:15 PM on June 12, 2011

It was actually 100% improvised. The only parameter set beforehand was that we, on the accordions, should stay on the keyboard and/or the first column of basses, in order to keep it from getting too cluttered.

Glad you liked it. It's probably my favourite thing we've yet done using the accordions.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 7:22 PM on June 12, 2011

Awesome. The beginning reminds me of Ligeti's "Atmosphères" (especially when the contrabassoon is playing those ultra-low dissonant notes).
posted by mubba at 8:07 AM on June 15, 2011

Funny thing, I was listening to this while I was tuning an accordion (the sharps and flats reed block) when I realized that I could improvise on top of what you were doing since it appears you were playing in B.
posted by boilermonster at 3:06 PM on September 20, 2014

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