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Unable to find one he liked, he decided to write his own.

The result – The Fools of Time – is a jazz-based work and was premiered in February Proto is also passionate in his belief that performing artists and composers should not hesitate to tackle the pressing issues that confront society today – the controversial social and political issues that most artists in this supposedly free society of ours are loathe to confront with their art.

He does not hesitate to pick up his bass to play with a jazz or chamber music group or travel near or far to play a solo recital. Frank Proto was born in Brooklyn, New York in He also played with various Broadway and Off-Broadway show bands and in many of the jazz clubs that were a mainstay of New York nightlife at the time. Portions were broadcast on WNIB in and He programmed a baroque work, a romantic piece, and an avant-garde composition using electronic tape, but he wanted a contemporary composition in a more American style.

His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and journals sinceand he now continues his broadcast series on WNUR-FMas well as on Contemporary Classical Internet Radio.

Frank Proto: Sonata 1963

Together they have explored various ways to utilize the orchestra in ways beyond the traditional. Shadowboxer – an opera based on the life of Joe Louis. Commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the University of Maryland School of Music, the two-act, two and a half hour production was directed by Leon Major and was given it’s premiere production in April of Commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony for the its th anniversary inzonata work brought Proto and Chenault together with the vocalist Cleo Laine and actor Paul Winfield for sonatq first time.

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He began piano studies at the age of 7 and the double bass at the age of 16 while a student at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City.

After graduating he attended fgank Manhattan School of Music where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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It has subsequently been performed hundreds of times worldwide by scores of bassists, and has entered the standard double bass repertoire. As a composer he his self-taught. Their pieces bring a more all-encompassing, quasi theatrical experience to audiences. Their most recent collaboration, The Tuner, a Musical Prophecy in Seven Scenes for Vocalist, Actors and Musiciansis a musical what if centered around the events of the present time.

As a student of David Walter, Frank performed the first solo double bass recital in the history of the school. He has written Rabbath four major compositions — with a fifth in the works — with orchestra that span a musical landscape from the most contemporary and serious – Four Scenes after Picasso – to the most unusual Carmen Fantasy that anyone is likely to encounter.

In Proto began another collaboration — with poet, playwright and author John Chenault. Ghost is fran work that is not easily pigeon-holed. Currently in a long-term project to record all of his chamber music for the Red Mark label — Eight CDs and Four DVDs have been released to date, with several more in various stages of production — he continues to maintain his double life as both a composer and performer.

The result is as exhilarating as it is natural. Writing for the Pops, his Casey at the Bat has been performed over times and sonaga been recorded twice, while his Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra — commissioned and recorded by Doc Severinsen — recently received its th performance.

The success of Ghost resulted in two new commissions for the pair. To see a full list with links of interviews which have been transcribed and posted on this website, click here.


Orchestral works include; Can this be Man?

This conversation was recorded at his hotel in Chicago on Feank 15, Their techniques have enabled them to bond in new ways with audiences, resulting in spectacularly-successful performances. Bridges – Eddie Daniels plays the music of Frank Protowhich features the world premiere performances and recordings of Sketches of Gershwin and Sextet for Clarinet and Strings.

Sonata 1963 for Double bass & piano

Proto proro strongly in maintaining the connection between composing and performing — a tradition that once was the norm but is now the exception outside of the jazz and pop fields. This transcription was made and posted on this website in Proto and Daniels also collaborated on a year-long DVD project: During the early s Frank earned his living as a free-lance bassist in New York City, performing with such organizations sonatq the Symphony of the Air, American Symphony, the Robert Shaw Chorale, and — as one of the original members — the Princeton Chamber Orchestra.

Proto composed both the Music and the text for frabk piece. Frank was appointed Composer-in-Residence by Thomas Schippers in and during his tenure with the orchestra every music director commissioned him to compose works to feature various principal players, visiting guest soloists or the orchestra itself on its subscription concerts, including Fraank Rudolf Concerto No. To date they have written eight works together, the most notable being Ghost in Machine – an American Music Drama for Vocalist, Narrator and Orchestra.

Working in such an all-encompassing musical atmosphere, both as a player and a composer, has resulted in Proto being able to become as comfortable with the large orchestra as he is with a jazz rhythm section. The resulting piece — Sonata for Double Bass and Piano — was his first composition. The prize included a commission for a major orchestra vrank.

In the pair finished their largest project to date: