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Bass At Your Place exhibit display case containing a Lawrence LaMay bass

Exhibit in Mills Music Library and Memorial Library celebrates 25th anniversary of Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists Conference, and 50th anniversary of the International Society of Bassists, which was founded in Madison.

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  • New season, new books! Student employee Nong Thao assembled the selected dust jackets pictured here on the bulletin board outside our entrance. From Mississippi Delta Blues to the Minneapolis Sound, hip-hop to Hollywood film scores, English Renaissance comedy songs to contemporary experimental music, we have your information needs covered. #newatmills #dustjackets #millsmusiclibrary
  • Mills Music Library has collaborated with the Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists (RDYB) to mount a massive exhibit called Bass At Your Place: Madison Celebrates 50 Years of String Bass Pedagogy, celebrating both the 25th anniversary of the Foundation’s Annual Young Bassists Conference, which will take place March 30-31 on campus, and the 50th anniversary of the International Society of Bassists (ISB), which was founded by bass virtuoso Gary Karr in Madison in 1967. The ISB and RDYB share a vision of elevating bass artistry and culture, and both hold education, inspiration, and connection as core values. Part of the exhibit is in the Memorial Library lobby, and part is in Mills. It includes library holdings and archival materials from RDYB. It’s up until the first week of April. Pictured: Richard Davis’ 1977 LP Fancy Free [Jazz Galaxy GXY 5102], & display case devoted to his students. @memoriallibrary #rdyb #richarddavis #richarddavisfoundation
  • Just a few thousand of our LPs for #libraryshelfieday. #lps #thepluralofvinylisvinyl #millsmusiclibrary
  • Musicians have been marking scores and parts for as long as they’ve been able, adding fingerings, bowings, breath marks, circling dynamics, drawing arrows to specific notes, and writing reminders or suggestions on the interpretive approach to apply. An anonymous tubist felt compelled to add “Evil Imp” above the passage bridging measures 20 & 21 on the tuba part for our copy of Jan Koetsier’s Sonatina, Op. 57, per tuba e pianoforte [M265 K638 op.57 R4]. #scoremarks #scoremarking #jankoetsier #tubist #evilimp #millsmusiclibrary
  • Happy New Year! New Book. Community Custodians of Popular Music’s Past: A DIY Approach to Heritage, by Sarah Baker. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2018. [ML3470 .B355 2018] All humans make music, and it’s up to humans to document and preserve the material history of the musics we create. Baker, an Associate Professor of Cultural Sociology at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, draws on interviews and observations with founders, volunteers and heritage workers in 23 DIY institutions in Australasia, Europe and North America. #popularmusicstudies #musicarchives #diyarchives #museumstudies #millsmusiclibrary