The Art of the Contrabass Flute

Composed by Ned McGowan

“With its unique sonorities and superb recording quality this release has great attraction for anyone looking for something enduring and beyond the norm.”
–  Dominy Clements

“The recording quality is very impressive.”

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All contrabass flute parts performed by Ned McGowan. Mridangam on ‘Benson Town’ performed by B.C. Manjunath Piano on ‘Winter’s Breath’ performed by Keiko Shichijo

All works composed by Ned McGowan, except ‘Winter’s Breath’ by Adrienne Albert Scores are available at, and and Benson Town, co-composed by Ned McGowan and B.C. Manjunath.


Produced by Ned McGowan & Bas Bouma

‘Benson Town’ recorded by Pramath Kiran at Laya Digi, Bangalore, India

‘Earthly Chants’ and ‘Wurgelguik’ recorded by Bas Bouma & Arjan de Wit at Room Service Music, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

‘Winter’s Breath’ recorded by Micha de Kanter at Splendor Amsterdam, the Netherlands Mastered by Matthijs Ruijter at BK Audio, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Cover photos by Michel Marang, artwork by Susanna Borsch & Bas Bouma

Special thanks to:
Keiko, Manju, Bas, Jelle, Susanna, Arjan,
Matthijs, Micha, Pramath, Michel, Adrienne, Ivo, Kiyoharu, Calefax, Jorge, my family, teachers, colleagues, students and also to Liefhebber and those who supported the creation of this recording