Dark with Excessive Bright: Concerto for Concert Bass and String Orchestra (Live) – EP

Artist: Missy Mazzoli, Maxime Bibeau, Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti
Release Date: June 12, 2020
Label: ACO Originals
Works on this Album:

Dark with Excessive Bright (2018) 14'

Concerto for Contrabass or Violin and String Orchestra

Dark with Excessive Bright was commissioned by Principal Bass Maxime Bibeau in celebration of his 20th year with the orchestra. “I was inspired in no small part by Maxime’s double bass, a massive instrument built in 1580 that was stored in an Italian monastery for hundreds of years and even patched with pages from the Good Friday liturgy’, says Mazzoli. ‘I imagined this instrument as a historian, an object that collected the music of the passing centuries in the twists of its neck and the fibres of its wood, finally emerging into the light at age 400 and singing it all into the world.’