"...Im not composing constantly. The muse is not necessarily going to kiss
you when you want it to and Ive got to have an idea that will give me a rush. ... I
need that rush to make it worthwhile. Its not something I can just
manufacture." --Ken Smith, (Interview of P.R.): "The Road to
Ramsier," Double Bassist No. 3, Spring/Summer l997, 56.
Articles by Paul Ramsier
How the Double Bass Influenced My Writing
by Paul Ramsier
The BIBF Journal, September
1988 (#19), p. 17.
"I was preoccupied with writing music that could demonstrate the remarkable
expressivity of the bass..."
"I developed an inner sense for bass sound..."
"Composition can't be taught ... it can only be encouraged"
"Writing for the bass has never been a dull task"
An Open Letter to the Bass Community
International Society of Bassists
XIX No.1, Fall l993, 24, 27.
Out of Limbo Land
Double Bassist, No, 2, Autumn/Winter l996, 16-17.
Bridging the Gap
Double Bassist, No. 5, Spring, l998, 64-65.
From Chaos to Creativity
Double Bassist, No. 9. Summer, l999, 80-81.
Articles about Paul Ramsier
New Music: The Double Bass Works of Paul Ramsier
International Society of Bassists, vol. LX, No.3 Spring l983, 24-30.
A Call to ArmsComposer Paul Ramsier on the Solo
by Mark Morton, Strings #36, May/June l993, 17-25.
Center StageComposer Paul Ramsier talks about the
future of double bass playing
by Mark Morton, International Society of Bassists, XVIII No. 3 l993, 16-19
The Road to Ramsier
byKen Smith Double Bassist No. 3, Spring/Summer l997, 54-57.