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Patrick Neher plays all basses: contrabass to acoustic-electric.

Patrick Neher plays a double bass made by Chrisitian Laborie (South of France), an acoustic electric bass by Breedlove, and a custom five-string fretless electric by Spector. In performance he uses Phil Jones amps, his own custom designed pickups, and computers by Apple.

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  • Concert music
  • Music for dance
  • Chamber music
  • Jazz and pop arranging
  • Commercial and film music
  • Commissions, publications
    Patrick Neher - Music for Friends, Two - Ensemble! - has just been released. This new CD features music for bass in groups, with assisting artists: Scott Slapin and Suzanne Knosp

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Patrick Neher continues teaching & mentoring online.

For 28 years, Neher was Professor of Music at the University of Arizona, where he taught bass, chamber music, dance-music collaborations, music theory, & cross-disciplinary creativity. He coordinated the string faculty and was Director of the Camerata Career Development Program.Read more


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  • Recordings: audio & video
  • Chamber Music Concerts
  • Crossing Barriers Group
  • Festivals
  • Symposiums
  • Trio Baroque
  • New Concert Works

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Welcome to

"This is the fifth incarnation of my site since it opened in 2001. A lot has changed since then. Creativity and innovation are paramount in all that I do. Please contact me if you think we can collaborate. I welcome your ideas for artistic projects, productions, lectures, consultations, innovation, and conversations on creative philosophies."

"There are many paths to choose while proceeding down the Road of Life. Each choice sends us to unknown destinations, for the future is - of course - unknown. But with reflection and creative cognition, we can be comfortable with the choices we make and provide our own security, realizing that we have influenced the path. Collaborating during periods where paths cross provides additional security and comfort and many paths taken offer inspiration and catalysts for discovery. Through holistic reflection, we can overcome any fear of change."

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Some Collaborators

Mark Rush -violinist, professor
Jack Loeffler - author, environmentalist
Sean Clute -electronic arts producer

Don Conoscenti - song writer, guitarist
Double Vision - cross-media dance troupe

Palomar - contemporary music ensemble
Catalin Rotaru - bassist and professor
Crossing Barriers Group - multi-media/genre performance
Norman Weinberg - percussionist, professor

Accessible Contemporary Music - performance advocacy
Betty Allen - vocalist, teacher
Suzanne Knosp - director of music for dance, composer

Kathleen McIntosh - harpsichordist
Miroslava Panayotova - pianist, professor

Patrick Turnmire - audio engineer, percussionist
Nancy Laupheimer - music director, flutist