ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Christie Echols

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Name: Christie Echols
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Towsley Studio
Presentation Title: Double Bass and Ableton Live - Techniques for live electronic Improvisation
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture
Genre: Adult Learners, Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, Improvisation, New Music, Other

Christie Echols (she/they) is a bassist, composer, and vocalist who specializes in live electroacoustic music as well as orchestral, chamber, musical theater, and jazz performance. Centering on challenges with self-identity in culture, gender, and community, Echols focuses on creating thought-provoking works that inspire listeners to question their own personal values and beliefs. A frequent performer of her own electroacoustic works, she combines extended techniques, vocal melodies, improvisation, video, choreography, and text to create an all-encompassing performance experience. Notable works and performances include "Stand up and Listen", commissioned by the Bassists with Boobs Ensemble for International Women’s Day and featured at Festival de Campos do Jordão in Brazil and the premiere of Caroline Louise Miller’s “Hydra Nightingale'' for solo bass featured at the 2019 International Society of Bassists Convention. Additionally, Echols' has been featured as a collaborative composer for Naama Tsabar's Melody of Certain Damage (Opus 6) installation and performance at the Wadsworth Atheneum. (

Program (if available): Not Provided