Brian Padavic is a composer, bassist, and music educator residing in Kansas City. The music he composes and performs covers a wide range of musical genres, from jazz to rock, contemporary chamber ensembles to avant garde improvisations, and American to European folk music. Padavic received his Master’s degree in composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2012, and also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA (2007). He taught four years in the Recording Arts Department at Johnson County Community College, performs frequently in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and constantly pursues events to showcase his music and the music of his improv group, The Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes. Padavic’s most recent ambitions led him to study in Paris, France, with legendary double bassist, François Rabbath, as the recipient of the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program and an Inspiration Grant from ArtsKC in the fall of 2014. At the 2015 KC Bass Workshop, he will be performing a small collection of pieces that he wrote while studying under François Rabbath.
You may listen to some of Padavic’s compositions for free at: https://soundcloud.com/brianpadavic
The Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes, released their debut record on Irritable Hedgehog in April of 2015, featuring David D. McIntire on clarinet, tenor sax, ocarina, and electronics, Ryan Oldham on trumpet, flugelhorn, objects, and whistling, and Brian Padavic on double bass. The group focuses on creating music that is recognizable as individual pieces, but every composition is designed to have an improvisatory parameter allowing the listening experience to be different every performance, hence making each piece “irreproducible.” The 2-disc album, as well as a bonus disc titled Foggy, Foggy Dew, is available to stream and purchase at: http://recordings.irritablehedgehog.com/