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