With his double bass in hand, Cody Takács has a ravenous appetite for innovative ideas, surreal sounds, and engaging experiences, those not commonly encountered in conventional concert halls. His performances can range from silly and satirical to sensual and serious and anything in between or beyond! Alliteration aside, he can be found performing solo, chamber music, orchestral, historically informed, Avant Garde, traditional, and even the occasional pop repertoire. He has performed with various ensembles across Europe including Sinfonia Rotterdam, Holland Orkest Combinatie / Holland Symfonie Orkest, Het Promenade Orkest, Prisma Strijktrio, Symphonie Atlantique, MAM. Manufaktur für acktuelle Musik, Het Metropole Orkest, stargaze, But What About, The odd7, the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy, and the Ensembles of the Lucerne Festival Academy Alumni (“Once Around the World” and “HEROÏCA” ensembles) and has recorded with Oerknal and the Scordatura Ensemble. He is a founding member and Artistic Director of the Hodiernal Quartet, The Hague's new string quartet dedicated to performing works by living composers. As a soloist, Cody has previously performed at DeLink - Nieuwe Muziek Tilburg, Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Dutch Double Bass Festival, as well as several universities and conservatories across the United States and Europe. Active in the double bass community, he authored and published The Double Bass-Voice: A How-To Guide, has lectured at BASSEUROPE and International Society of Bassists conventions, and has previously served as a judge for the ISB / David Walter Composition Competition. He finds great joy in collaborating with numerous composers and artists, young and old, helping to bring their thoughts, ideas, and imagination to life!
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