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for Solo Double Bass

Peter Askim, Double Bass
Commissioned by the International Society of Bassists as the required work for the 2003 Solo Competition.


Program Notes:

Edge is the sharp but delicate lines of a cut diamond; the sheen of sound as it slices the silence; the precision of a surgical knife. Edge is the gritty underside of the pulsing city: dangerous, vital. It is a slalom ski as it speeds downhill – barely balancing and almost, but not quite, losing control. Precarious, but exhilarating…