I wish all visitors quiet Christmas and a better Year 2021!!
40 Years Soundart & Doublebasses! We had many ideas to celebrate this, concerts, workshops with Sigi Busch and Martin Wind and and and. But all is canceled! Corona!
We wish all a good and healthy time! Dates in our workshop are possible, we can keep distance!
Not only our 1. Nut-tree Bass get lots of compliments from classical an jazz bass players like the spanish Lucia Garcia Alberola, who played “primus de Quatour” with the Euregio Orchestra.
Also our just 5 weeks old Nobles was played by Ricardo del Fra at the workshop and concert of Landesmusikakademie NRW and he was very satisfied!
All visitors marry christmas and a happy new year 2019!
We have also the new “Anima Nova” carbon-soundpost in stock. Our first experience: the Bass is much louder in bowing, very interest for classical Solo-Players.
World novelty! The first Bass made from Bramscher nut-tree for back & sides is ready!
The nut-tree had grown at the place of the Varus fight with Arminius in the year 9. Slowly dried for years, now we will build for dark sisters with a special bar system . The first is ready! Primus de Quartuor!
From July, 22. – 29. 2018 the 10. international J.M.Spergercompetition took place in Ludwigslust. Surely we presented our Basses there!
And we got a lot of compliments. Many of the professors and candidates found they were the best playable and best sounding basses. Also our world novelty, a bass made from a nut-tree, grown here in Bramsche, aroused enthusiastic reactions! Here some impressions:
David Friesen & Joe Manis
march 22. 8pm in the concert barn of Kloster Malgarten
€ 20,-, VVK & red. € 17,-, please contact me.
Mary Christmas and a happy new year!
You can read the newsletter here Newsletter1:2917
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Glen will play one of our basses on the hole tour with David!
David Friesen & Glen Moore Live in the Konzertscheune im Kloster Malgarten
22.March 2017, 19.30.
Entrance: € 25,- Preorder: € 20,- reduced: € 18,-
DAVID FRIESEN-bass, piano
GLEN MOORE-bass, piano
In a 2006 jazz bass poll, both David Friesen and Glen Moore were listed as two of the 20 most influential bass players in the history of jazz.
Friesen and Moore have both passed (years ago)the half-century mark, and the maturity this affords shows itself in all the best ways. All the youthful fascination with and boundless energy for their music is augmented by perspectives gained through decades of experience. Patrick Hinely/Jazz Times
Whether operating on the same instrumental plane, playing piano against bass, or standing alone in the company of one another, David Friesen and Glen Moore manage to come off like the perfect pair. Both their differences and similarities tie them together. DAN BILAWSKY/All-ABOUT-JAZZ
Bassists/pianists David Friesen and Glen Moore take their rightful place among the great jazz duos: the CD Bactrian fully supporting David’s belief that “this new recording represents something very special … not only representing some of what we both feel is the very best recorded music we have played together … but something else inside the notes that only happens when you must endure the wait of over 50 years.”
Glen Moore and David Friesen are two musical artists who have consistently produced excellence: true giants operating on the highest level. Year after year (and for fifty years now) they have raised the bar of expectation and fulfillment, until it would appear that they can ascend no higher—yet I will not be at all surprised when, possessing the seemingly infinite talent they have (the extent of their rare gifts, their compatibility and natural consonance) they do so: offering future work we shall all be privileged to hear. Thank you, David Friesen and Glen Moore! William Minor-Down Beat, Cadence, Jazz Times
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE THE PROMOTIONAL VIDEO: http://youtu.be/EHQLYRiNp-E
CLICK ON THESE LINKS TO HEAR DIALOUGE AND MUSIC FROM THE NEW CD BACTRIAN:
Doublebass Workshop with David & Glen: 21. March 2017 between 11.00 am & 6 pm, Kloster Malgarten
Cost: € 80,-, reduced. € 50,-
if you need a bass for the workshop, you can lend one of our Basses for free.
Contact for workshop & Concert: 49(0)5461/9962055 or per mail.
If you need an accommodation, you can order it direct at Kloster Malgarten
I wisch a happy new year!