14. October 2005

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

Stefano Scodanibbio "Voyage that never ends"

for double bass solo

“Voyage That Never Ends” is a work in progress, a never-ending invention of musical ideas, a glorying demonstration of new playing techniques, a far journey to unheard-of soundscapes. Never before has a double bass sounded so rich and refined as under Stefano Scodanibbio’s hands and bow. Scodanibbio turns the allegedly rough instrument into an orchestra: he generates clanging timbres and overtones, sonorous, warm groundings, and pulsating fields; he gets the snapping, scratching and rasping sounds to talk and breathe.

Stefano Scodanibbio is a composer and one of the internationally most significant double bass soloists. His name has firmly been connected to the renaissance of the double bass since the 80s and 90s. On well-known festivals around the world he performs a great number of works, which composers like Sylvano Bussotti, Brian Ferneyhough, or Salvatore Sciarrino have written especially for him. Having developed new techniques, he has managed to enlarge his instrument’s range of timbres and sounds to an unprecedented extent. For some years now, he has also played in duet with Terry Riley.


© Scodanibbio

© Scodanibbio