The Singapore Arts Festival is one of the leading international arts festivals with a distinctive Asian flavour. Established as a national celebration for the arts, it offers a myriad showcase of world-class and internationally-acclaimed arts productions. The Festival turns 30 this year.
On the night of 30th May, hubby and I attended a rare double bass ensemble performance by d'Bassists at the Esplanade. The performance was held in conjunction with Singapore Arts Festival 2007. d'Bassists is one of Singapore's only existing and performing double bass quartet comprising undergraduates, alumni and guest members of the NUS Symphony Orchestra.
In this unique performance, classical and contemporary pieces were played on the double bass. Berlin's Ragtime and Solomon's Sentimental Bossa were featured.
We experienced the fun and versatility of the double bass and were treated to a hands-on session later. The double bass is bulky and heavy. It is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in use.