• Performer (ensemble)

theRnst explores the string bass in its various historical embodiments — bass viol, double bass and electric bass — in order to re-envision its role, language and sound. from their origins in the distant sixteenth century to their most recent deployments on the contemporary scene, these three instruments provide a genealogical pretext for discovering a new form of music. with their unorthodox playing techniques and their shared commitment to improvisation, martel, normand and schellander reveal hidden facets of the bass, far from any cliché that might relegate this family of instruments to the background.