Touch Wood (hit string)

for 3 double basses

Premiere: UC San Diego Bass Ensemble
  • Kathryn Schulmeister
  • Matthew Henson
  • Mark Dresser

This work showcases the fusion of two double basses that are positioned around a central bass, all played with mallets. The performers delve into a realm of experimental sounds, exploring the unique combination of string and wooden percussive tones. The central bass, positioned upright, takes on a pivotal role by performing material characterized by broader gestures rather than specific pitches.



  • 9/04/2021: Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, University of California, La Jolla, California, USA [premiere]