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DANIEL MARILLIER PLAYS THE B21 IN BEIJING (CHINA)

 


INTERVIEW IN “MUSICORA” FAIR BY cigaletv.com

B21 Une contrebasse pour le 21 ème siècle
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Created in 2003 this double-bass for the 21st century is a classical instruments with new functionnalies and  contemporary aesthetics

The architecture, the loud and warm tone of this bass make the B21 an instrument that can compare with the best classical instruments from the 18th and 19th century.

The Musicians 

George MRAZ

George MRAZ, légende du jazz, avec sa B21 en concert avec Hank JONES

"This double bass is incredible: the sound is even on all 4 strings  and every single note has sustain and depth of tone. It is the first bass on which I can use the whole SpirocoreMedium set,  which gives  me that much more pleasure to play. Moreover, it can be taken apart and put together in a few minutes, and weighing just 23.5 kg, can be put on planes as luggage without any extra charge. Traveling easy,  being able to perform on my own instrument is a luxury these days. The  bass also has the possibility of a lot of various adjustments, which  is incredible. I was about to give up traveling but this creation will  keep me on the road. I can't thank Patrick Charton enough for building  this wonderful instrument for me. It is simply a marvel."
George MRAZ

Robert Black
International concertist

Robert Black

Dear Patrick
It was great to work with you the last few days to get accustomed to all of the possible adjustments. The travel experience was also incredible.  No special taxi required, no questions or confusion at the counter, no expenses! - everything went very smoothly.  When I arrived home the bass even came out on the belt with the regular luggage.  The security people in Washington DC inspected the instrument without my being there and they figured out how to open and close the case all on their own - that is a good sign.< Anyway, thank you for your masterful work.  The bass is beautiful in sound, beautiful in appearance and beautiful in conception - really an instrument for the 21st century. I feel a renewed sense of excitement for the possibilities in my music making.
All the Best,

Robert BLACK
International double-bass performer

Marie CLEMENT,
Co-Principal Bass of the Lyon Symphony Orchestra

Marie CLEMENT, co-soliste de l’Orchestre National de Lyon

http://marie.clement8.free.fr/

PIANO - DUET
Marie CLEMENT double-bass - Olivier BESNARD, piano

LISTEN TO AN EXCERPT : Nino Rota-Marcia concert de Marie Clément

Jean-Marie Marillier
Principal Bass of the Nice Symphony Orchestra
Jean-Marie Marillier Soliste de l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice

Elise Dabrowski
Vocal and double-bass improviser
Member of the group IXO

Elise Dabrowski (improvisatrice voix/contrebasse, membre du groupe IXO

Daniel Marillier and Li Xu
Daniel Marillier et Li Xu

THE 4 STRING AND 5 STRING B21s OF NICE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Les B21 à 4 et 5 cordes de l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice
Les B21 à 4 et 5 cordes de l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice

Rémi YULZARI
MEMBER OF THE KLEZELE TRIO

Rémi YULZARI

www.yulzari.com

Sylvain LEPROVOST
Soliste de l’Opéra de Paris-Bastille
Sylvain LEPROVOST, soliste de l’Opéra de Paris sur les marches de l’Elysée à Paris pour la Fête de la Musique © Service photo Elisée P.Segrette

D IKONOMAKIS
D IKONOMAKIS

B21 : a Double-bass for the 21st century

CONTEMPORARY AESTHETICS

DETACHABLE NECK IN 10 SECONDS
Very simple setting and dismantling. Tensing tail-piece allowing to put/release the tension of the strings in one move.
B21 - MANCHE DEMONTABLE EN 10 SECONDES

BODY USABLE WITH 4 or 5 STRING

The string pressure can be adjusted by adjusting the hight of the tail-piece anchor
B21 UTILISABLE EN 4 OU 5 CORDES AVEC LE MEME COFFRE

ADJUSTABLE STRING ACTION

A simple turn of a wrench raises or lowers the fingerboard from the strings
b21 - HAUTEURS DES CORDES REGLABLES

REMOVABLE AND EXCHANGEABLE PEG-BOXES

To be able to change strings in a few seconds without taking them off

CHOICE OF REMOVABLE HEADS

b21 - TETES INTERCHANGEABLES

SELF ADJUSTABLE TELESCOPIC SOUND POST

The device also makes the sound post stand without string pressure during transportation
Ame réglable

SLIDE END-PIN ADJUSTABLE BY SLIGHT PRESSURE ON THE PEDAL

B21 - PIQUE TELESCOPIQUE, COMMANDE AU PIED

LOUD AND WARM TONE

thanks to FF holes shape amoung other details
B21 - SONORITE LARGE ET PUISSANTE grâce notamment à la forme des Ouïes

B21

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