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Welcome to the 2017 Texas Yoga Conference!  The TYC is a Texas Yoga Family Reunion! We are looking forward to seeing each of you in Houston for a peaceful weekend of yoga and music. Bring your friends and family and let’s unite for another year of TYC fun!  

NOTE: Vendors are able to begin set up in the Goswami Academy at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon. Outdoor vendors and Bronze, Silver, Gold etc sponsors can set up anytime in the temple areas.
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Sunday, February 19 • 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Poucha-Dass by François Rabbath performed by Renaud Boucher-Browning, Double Bass

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Born into a musical family in Aleppo, Syria in 1931, double bass soloist and pedagogue François Rabbath worked in Beirut, Lebanon before emigrating to Paris in the 1950s. His musical career as a self-taught double bassist encompasses the recording studio, jazz café, opera house, and recital stage. Rabbath composed Poucha-Dass in 1968. The Indian Raga system inspired him to compose a piece in which the double bass imitates the distinctive sound of two plucked stringed instruments: the sitar, a melodic instrument with movable frets, and the tanpura, whose open strings provide a drone accompaniment in Hindu music. Throughout Poucha-Dass, the bassist plays against the normal physical aspects of handling the bow by increasing the speed of the arm and by reducing its weight, all while moving the bow close to the bridge to play sul ponticello in order to obtain the high overtones of the low fundamental notes. Poucha-Dass begins with calm, meditative music before transitioning to a driving polyrhythmic dance that intensifies inexorably until its final ascent.  

Rabbath recorded Poucha-Dass in two different CDs on MN label « Multibasse » and «François Rabbath: Live Around the World. » Liben Music Publishers originally published Poucha-Dass in 1979 in « Solos for the Double Bassist. » In 2012, the French publisher  « Leduc » released the current expanded version of the piece in the fourth volume of the New Technique for the Double Bass by François Rabbath.



Renaud Boucher-Browning

Rice University
Renaud Boucher-Browning began studying the double bass at age 10 with Jack Koncel, then principal bass of the Boise Philharmonic. In May 2014, Mr. Boucher-Browning completed a Bachelor of Music in Double Bass Performance as a student of Paul Ellison at Rice University, where he is now pursuing a master’s degree in performance. In the four summers between his undergraduate studies, Mr. Boucher-Browning participated in the double bass... Read More →

Sunday February 19, 2017 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Goswami Academy Hall ISKCON

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