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Chris Black is a composer and performer living in Tucson, Arizona, performing either as a solo double bassist or with a trio, and he is the founder of the alt-classical chamber music concert series ChamberLab, currently in its seventh year.

NEW MUSIC COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Lullabies & Nightmares, Downtown Suite, and Cooper Must Die

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th, 8:00 P.M. (doors at 7:00 P.M.)
THE SCREENING ROOM, 127 E. CONGRESS ST.
TICKETS: $10, AVAILABLE HERE
FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

One LP and two EPs of new chamber music be released in a live performance on Friday, September 8th, at the Screening Room in downtown Tucson. All of the music was written over the past few years for the ChamberLab concert series.

Nightmares & Lullabies, the LP, is a collection featuring small combinations of woodwinds and strings. Downtown Suite is all double reed duets, featuring oboe, English horn, bassoon, and contrabassoon. Cooper Must Die is a dark, claustrophobic piece for violin, cello, double bass, and narrator. All three were recorded at Dust and Stone Studio by Gabriel Sullivan.

Performers for the evening will include: Mindi Acosta, flute; Cassandra Bendickson, bassoon; Chris Black, double bass, narration; Samantha Bounkeua, violin; Jessica Campbell, bassoon, contrabassoon; Devin Gardner, oboe, English horn; Anne Gratz, cello; Daniel Hursey, bassoon.

The music will be available for sale online on Saturday, September 9th. Please join the Blacklist to get notified.

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NEWS

Three New Albums Nearing Release

I have two EPs and an LP recorded and in the works for release on September 8th! See above for details.

Solo Bass Concert

On June 6th I had the great pleasure of opening up for Austin's Hot Club of Cowtown, playing a set of solo bass music. It made me homesick for Texas!

Leyendas y Sombras

In March of 2017, ChamberLab put on a performance of new music based upon traditional Mexican folk tales, written especially for the Mariachi Luz de Luna, and featuring the shadow puppetry of Puppets Amongus. Read more about it at ChamberLab.

The Year Ahead

2017/2018 will be full of new music, including a new suite of string quartet music, several pieces for brass and percussion, a collection of solo double bass music, and a large-scale work for a dance collaboration based upon a very famous play. Please stay tuned.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

CD RELEASE

One LP and two EPs of new chamber music be released in a live performance on Friday, September 8th, at the Screening Room in downtown Tucson. Tickets available here.

CHAMBERLAB

In October of 2017, ChamberLab will return with a concert of new string quartets. See details here as they develop.

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