This week’s Contrabass Conversations episode features the conclusion of our chat with Minnesota Orchestra bassist Colin Corner. Colin joined the orchestra in 2006 after being a member of the Vancouver Symphony and Louisiana Philharmonic. In this episode we discuss the process of taking an audition for an ensemble like the Minnesota Orchestra–the various rounds, screen (or lack thereof), and repertoire. We also discuss improvisation, parallels between classical music and jazz, Colin’s sources of musical inspiration, and his instrumental activities outside of the orchestral sphere.
Check out episode 34 of the podcast for the first part of this interview.
We also feature a recording of “Trioticism” from Chicago Symphony bassist and Contrabass Conversations interview guest Rob Kassinger. Enjoy!