Interesting new for you bass players, and for those in Santa Cruz. I just recently became a member of ISIM and plan to get more involved with them in the future, where possible.
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ISIM in 2009 will feature The Fourth Annual ISIM Conference taking place December 3-6, 2009 at the University of Santa Cruz, hosted by Karlton Hester. The ISIM Curriculum Project initiated by Ed Sarath, and the ISIM Diversity Project initiated by Ed Sarath and Karlton Hester, will continue their development.
Deep Tones for Peace, a concert for peace in the Middle East, will be on April 25, 2009. The concert co-locates twenty internationally renowned bassists via the internet between New York City and Jerusalem, streamed world-wide. Project coordinators: Mark Dresser, Sarah Weaver, JC Jones, Barre Phillips, Suzanne Thorpe. Affiliated organizations: ISIM, World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows, Electronic Music Foundation, International Society of Bassists. A fundraising event for the project will be hosted at United Nations Headquarters in NYC on January 22, 2009. Please email me email@example.com to request more information.
Executive Director, International Society for Improvised Music