Re: Tuba players

Subject: Re: Tuba players
From: Kenneth Newby (
Date: Fri Nov 18 2005 - 11:57:30 EST

Hello, my name is Kenneth and I'm a bassoon player in recovery.
Seriously though, I would still be playing bassoon if I hadn't had
trouble with an unpleasant disagreement between my wisdom teeth and the
embouchure required for the big double reed. The wiser parties
prevailed... I've still got the teeth, the bassoon graces someone
else's home.

Besides the wonderfully hollow, woody timbre of the instrument and it's
wide pitch range, I spent a lot of time working with the absolutely
amazing set of multiphonics possible it. That may have been *my*
opening to other (electronic?) approaches to timbral exploration.


On 18-Nov-05, at 7:05 AM, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:

> At 12:43 AM 11/18/05 -0500, Kevin Austin wrote:
>> HOw many people here at one time or another played tuba?
> The reed version: Bass clarinet. :)
> But I have electroacoustic pieces, one with tuba, one with euphonium.
> Love
> em low sounds.
> Dennis

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