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This conversation was recorded at his hotel in Chicago on June 15, Portions were broadcast on WNIB in and This transcription was made and posted on this website in To see a full list with links of interviews which have been transcribed and posted on this website, click here. His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and journals sinceand he now continues his broadcast series sonatx WNUR-FMas well as on Contemporary Classical Internet Radio.

Frank Proto was born in Brooklyn, New York in 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 the Manhattan School poto Music where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

As a student of David Walter, Frank performed the first solo double bass recital in the history of the school.

As a composer he his sonatz. 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.

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Unable to find one he liked, he decided to write his own. The resulting piece — Sonata for Double Sonqta and Piano — was his first composition.

It has subsequently been performed hundreds of times worldwide by scores of bassists, and has profo the standard double bass repertoire. During the early s Frank earned his living as a free-lance bassist in New York City, performing with such organizations as the Symphony of the Air, American Symphony, the Robert Shaw Chorale, and — as one of the original members — the Princeton Chamber Orchestra.


He also played with various Broadway proo Off-Broadway show bands and in many of the jazz clubs that were a mainstay of New York sonaat at the time. Frank was appointed Composer-in-Residence by Thomas Schippers in and during his tenure with the orchestra every music director commissioned him fgank compose works to feature various principal players, visiting guest soloists or the orchestra itself on its subscription concerts, including Max Rudolf Concerto No.

Writing for the Pops, his Casey at the Bat has been performed over times and has been recorded twice, while his Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra — commissioned and recorded by Doc Severinsen — recently received its th performance. 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 result is as exhilarating as it is natural. Proto and Daniels also collaborated sonatq a year-long DVD project: Bridges – Eddie Daniels plays the music of Frank Prktowhich features the world premiere performances and recordings of Sketches of Gershwin and Sextet for Clarinet and Strings.

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. To date they have written eight works together, the most notable being Ghost in Machine – an American Music Drama for Vocalist, Narrator and Orchestra.

Commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony for the its th anniversary inthe work brought Proto and Chenault together with the vocalist Cleo Laine and actor Paul Winfield proo the first time. Ghost is a work that is not easily pigeon-holed.

Frank Proto: Sonata 1963

The success of Ghost resulted in two new commissions for the pair. The result – The Fools of Time – is a jazz-based work and was premiered in February Their pieces bring a more all-encompassing, quasi theatrical experience to audiences. Together they have explored various ways to utilize the orchestra sonaat ways beyond the traditional. Their techniques have enabled them to bond in new ways with audiences, resulting in spectacularly-successful performances.


Their most recent collaboration, The Tuner, a Musical Prophecy in Seven Scenes for Vocalist, Actors and Musicians frxnk, is a musical what if centered around the events of the present time. In the pair finished their largest project to date: 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, peoto two-act, two and a half hour production was directed by Leon Major and was given it’s premiere production in April of Proto believes strongly ;roto 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.

He does not hesitate to pick up his bass to snata with a jazz or chamber music group or travel near or far to play a solo recital. 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 spnata performer. The prize included a commission for a major orchestra work.

Proto SONATA 1963

Proto is also passionate in his belief that performing artists xonata 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.

Orchestral works include; Can this be Man?

Proto composed both the Music and the text for the piece.