Call for pieces
James is accepting new or unrecorded/unperformed scores/pieces (including but not limited to staff notated scores, graphic scores, images, descriptive pieces, moving image accompaniments, improvised works, combinations of any of these) for solo double bass or double bass as part of a bigger group, and providing free studio quality AV recordings for portfolios. Previously performed/recorded pieces are also accepted but priority is given to those without existing documentation.
The pieces can already exist with no limit on date composed, be newly written, the start of an idea, and completely new collaborations can be established. James is also offering to check/read through/offer feedback on bass parts also where he is not the performer involved in the piece. There are opportunities to workshop the pieces with James remotely through regular Zoom workshops in order to gain insight into composing for the double bass and connect with other composers – you can also join as an observer. It’s completely free to get involved and no fragment of an idea is too small to bring along!
The pieces can be found below and will be updated regularly – for a schedule of upcoming premieres, visit the calendar.
Four Studies on the Subject of OMORI (for solo bass) – Zygmund de Somogyi
Hospice (for six double basses) – Jamie Elless
Who else is doing stuff like this?
James McIlwrath – visit ->
Dominic Matthews – visit ->
someone missing? contact me
I am always open to new collaborations (music/multi-disciplinary), get in touch if you have an idea you’d like to talk about