Fnugg Blue

Composer: Øystein Baadsvik
Durata: 8 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Prelude, Fnugg and Riffs
Year: 2004
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and Brass Ensemble, Tuba and Chamber Orchestra, Tuba and Symphony Orchestra, Tuba and brass band, Tuba and string orchestra, Tuba and wind orchestra
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Fnugg Blue is a development of Øystein Baadsvik’s composition Fnugg for solo tuba (2002), recorded on ‘Tuba Carnival’ [BIS-CD-1285] and already a modern classic among tuba-players all over the world. Baadsvik has described Fnugg as ‘how it may sound when I play with the various sounds of the tuba. It’s an im- provisation with elements from the Australian Aboriginal instrument didgeridoo and Norwegian folk music. The techniques I use are multiphonics (to sing and play simultaneously) and my own invention “Lip Beat” (percussive tuba). Fnugg is a Norwegian word describing something very small and weightless, such as a snowflake.’ The composer Svein H. Giske later expanded Fnugg into a work for tuba, brass band and synthesizer which was first performed at the the gala concert of the European Brass Band Championship in Bergen in May 2003.
Musically Fnugg Blue displays the archetypal force and rhythmic drive that characterize Norwegian folk music.

Sound and video with Baadsvik playing Baadsvik – Fnugg Blue:

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Last week’s Asia Tuba Euphonium Festival at the Chinese University of Hong Kong featured around 50 players from Norway, the United States, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan. While they were here, tuba players, Øystein Baadsvik from Norway and Benjamin Pierce from the United States came in to talk to fellow brass musician, Ben Pelletier. ASIA Tuba Euphonium Festival 2017 #ØysteinBaadsvik #BenjaminPierce #Tuba #Euphonium #LowBrass #Multiphonics #LipBeat #Fnugg

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The bell of the tuba fell off (!) while I walked off the stage in Canada yesterday. In front of a horrified audience I chased the bell as it bounced over the stage. I managed to grab it just before it rolled over the stage edge. Incredibly there was no damage to it. Not even a small dent. Solid german quality from Miraphone!
Backstage, my friend Lance Nagel immediately awarded me the No-bell prize 😂
Must remember to tighten those screws next time...
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