Click the tile above to watch our short film on the creative collaboration between ACO Principal Bass Maxime Bibeau and New York composer Missy Mazzoli that led to 'Dark with Excessive Bright', a new double bass concerto that traces the history of Max's hulking 400+ year old instrument.
The film follows the development of this new work from its inception to its first public performance, uncovering the passion and dedication it takes from musicians and composers to create new art.
'Dark with Excessive Bright' was made possible by the generosity of Bruce and Jenny Lane, who comissioned the work. The ACO's dedication to new music would not be possible without the support of audience members like Bruce and Jenny. Find out more about our commissioning programs and details on how to get involved via the link below.