ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Codi Takacs

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Name: Codi Takacs
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Watkins Lecture Hall
Presentation Title: The Walkable Bass
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture
Genre: Pedagogy, New Music, Other
Bio: Codi Takács (he/him, she/her, they/them) is an American double bassist, vocalist, improviser, self-critic, and composer. As an ensemble musician, he has performed with Asko|Schönberg, Klangforum Wien, Het Metropole Orkest, New European Ensemble, and Doelen Ensemble as well as productions of ≪HEROÏCA≫ (Dan Tanson, director) and Once Around the World (Mike Svoboda, musical director) with the Lucerne Festival Academy Alumni. As a vocalist, she is active in both voice acting and song-writing, and in 2020, Codi released Music In Progress, her first solo album of pseudo-absurd self-composed songs. With a persistent passion for pairing the human voice and double bass in theatric performance, they debuted with the Dutch National Opera as a solo double bassist and vocalist for the premeire production of I Have Missed You Forever, have commissioned several works for solo double bassist/vocalist, and authored The Double Bass-Voice: A How-To Guide. Off-stage, Codi enjoys designing T-shirts, long existential walks in the woods, and being blue.
Program (if available): Not Provided