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A few years back most of us did not even know what a Bass sounded like or what it was for that matter. If asked, most of us would have thought up one of the most outrageous definition of the Double Bass, probably turning it into something out of this world. Today however, thanks to Edgar Meyer, a musician by profession, a person who introduced Bass music to the ordinary man.
All credit goes to this person for not only introducing another new form of music to the people but also made beautiful music that was all the more loved by people of all ages. Edgar Meyer was more of a pied piper for music lovers as he attracted a lot of attention of ordinary man towards him by the work of his melodious music.
An exclusive artist, Edgar Meyer is a contemporary bassist and the best one alive. Edgar Meyer is a composer, an arranger and a bassist- in short, he is a one man show who caters to all sorts of equipments regarding music. In addition to the double-bass, Meyer is also a master on piano and somehow plays the banjo and dobro (a new form of music not known to many) even with equal self-confidence.
Born in the year 1960, Edgar Meyer has been playing the double bass since the meager age of five under the guidance of his father. Throughout his life, Meyer has been inspired by music and has concentrated in blending together the various dialects of music.
As he readily states about himself that the melodious music that the chap makes is mostly hybrid in nature and it is through this fusion that he tends to create a unique style of music that any person has ever come a crossed. His idea behind his search for unique music can be compared to the exploration of Columbuss search for new land altogether, as Edgar Meyer also strongly believes that by exploring music, one tends to know his surroundings and many more things happening everywhere. It is more of gaining knowledge.
Being an all rounder in the music world working as a composer, an arranger and a superb bassist has tremendously promoted Edgars cause of the Hybrid Music, music that is a combination of all rather than specifically making one sort of tune.
Accordingly he has performed in various dual and triple concerts apart from the solo albums. Edgar Meyer has released a concert album featuring Bottesinis Gran Duo, Meyers Double Concert for Bass and Cello. In the mid 21st century, he released a self-titled solo recording on which he wrote and played all of the pieces, incorporating instruments including piano, guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, gamba, and double bass.
Edgar Meyer premiered his Double Bass Concert in the late 90s. In fact the 90s turned out to be a lucky charm as he had the privelige of gaining fame in the 1990s. He premiered his Quintet for Bass and String Quartet in collaboration with the Emerson String Quartet and in October 1999, Edgar Meyers violin concerto was premiered and .
During the year 2005-2006, he introduced the revised version of his Double Bass Concert No. 2 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and was asked to specially design a piece for violin and piano. In the year 2006-2007 , he debuted a triple concerto for double bass, banjo, and tabla for the opening of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, as well as a piece for double bass and piano.
Edgar Meyer has performed with the Boston Symphony under Seiji Ozawa, premiering of one of his own works altogether.As already stated, being hybrid is not only Meyers forte but also an inseparable part of his nature. Edgar Meyer has been involved in duo performances.
His trio performances with Bela Fleck and Mike Marshall and with Yo-Yo Ma have all received worldwide acclaim and honor. Meyer says that the music is a common language with many different dialects. Melody and rhythm are fundamental, crossing all lines and creating a spectrum, not a bunch of little boxes.
Consequently, Meyer has appeared as a guest performer on recordings by a wide range of musicians. He has been honored with numerous awards vis-?-vis his unparalleled contribution to the seemingly unchronicled instrument - the Bass. His distinctiveness with the Double Bass was recognized in 2002.
In 1994 he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and in 2000 became the only bassist to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. At this time, Edgar Meyer is serving as the Visiting Professor of Double Bass at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
His newest recording is a making of music with its cds and dvds of original material written and recorded with mandolins which is planned for a premiere yet again in the starting year of the 21st century. The rise of the millennium is therefore considered as a lucky year in the life of Edgar Meyer.
In a nutshell, Edgar Meyer makes music that just makes one smile. His music is soothing to the ears and is specially recommended to those who have yet not been blessed with listening to his incredible art.
The blend of music that he has incorporated as his trade mark in the music world makes him a unique person who creates unique music. His efforts and struggles in becoming a numero uno in the making has finally bought him a well deserved place in the musical world.