Looking forward to performing this new work I commissioned from Ross Crean. They’ve scored it for double bass and encapsulated electronics and, as you might expect from someone who writes art song and opera, there are some dramatic elements as well.
Some performance notes from Ross:
“I’ve Chosen Darkness”: Commissioned and performed by bassist Gahlord Dewald. Written for Contrabass and Encapsulated Electronics, this piece follows the life of fictional character Vanessa Ives from the television series “Penny Dreadful.” I found her constant struggle against the forces of evil the reason why she was so easily sucked in. When you are not able to embrace both sides of your nature, eventually the more destructive side takes hold.