There’s a new band in town.

Cellist Brooks Whitehouse and bassist Paul Sharpe have teamed up to form Low and Lower, a duo they call

  • More fun than just classical
  • More serious than just comedy
  • More virtuosic than the instrumentation suggests
  • More hip than their training prepared them to be

They are sponsoring a competition for our students, challenging them to write pieces that incorporate extended techniques, vocal sounds, speech, etc.  Deadline Sept. 29, concert Oct. 29.  Sharpe visited our Composition Seminar to show off all the bass could do, and now a bunch of fun, crazy compositions have been launched.  We’ll see, at the end of the month, how they turn out.

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