We would like to introduce you
Un'Ottava Sottosopra (An Octave Upsidedown)
absolutely new on the quartet scene, fruit of the
research and, we might add,
enjoyment of four Orchestral Bass Players.
Comprised of four Double Basses - unusual
instruments, generally considered cumbersome and ungainly, our
quartet proposes to demonstrate the variety of timbres and the
richness of octaves and harmonics that these instruments are capable
of producing, featuring an ample repertoire of Classical Favourites
and beyond, aimed at reaching an audience that is not necessarily
used to the Concert Hall setting.
The particular characteristics of this
"band" and the variety of the repertory allowed the Quartet to
perform with artists of the international scene like the double-bass
Karr and Franco
Petracchi, the soprano Nancy Gustavson and
the tenor Giuseppe Sabbatini.
Intense concert activity has been witness
to the Quartett's participation in manifestations such as"Over the
Rainbow"(Chicago '96) and the Luso-Greco-Italiano de Montemor-o-novo
Sottosopra" recorded two CD for MUSICAIMMAGINE