Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Enclosed Instruction Book is a podcast hosted by Martin Bonica which spotlights independent artists and musicians, primarily in the DC metro area. Each week, a different artist joins us in the studio to discuss their work and experiences.

The show was also broadcast on Fairfax Public Access from 2015 to 2016; edited versions of the show, in podcast form, can be found here as well.

May 24, 2017

This week we spoke with Jason Thompson, a double bass player currently playing in the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. We discussed the business aspects of working as a classical musician, including freelancing, auditioning, and moving from orchestra to orchestra, as well as logistical challenges of rehearsing and instrument care. We also touched on the crossover between progressive metal and symphonic music, the social aspect of being a professional music, and double bass technique.

Songs included:

Excerpt from Brahms Symphony No. 2, 1st Movement (performed by Jason Thompson)

orange marmalade by SCARY MERCEDES (featuring Jason Thompson, Jimmy Romero, and Danny Shyti)

Bourees from Cello Suite No. 3 by J.S. Bach (performed by Jason Thompson)

The Uganda-Baltimore Alliance: