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Ghost is a work that is not easily pigeon-holed. The result is as exhilarating as it is natural. Working in such an all-encompassing musical atmosphere, both as a player and a composer, has resulted in Proto being able to become as comfortable with the 1693 orchestra as he is with a jazz rhythm section. Orchestral works include; Can this be Man? Currently in a long-term project to record all pgoto his chamber music for the Red Mark label — Eight CDs and Four DVDs have been released to date, with several more in various stages of production — he continues to maintain his double life as both a composer and performer.

Their pieces bring a more all-encompassing, quasi theatrical experience to audiences. The result – The Fools of Time – is a jazz-based work and was premiered in February Bridges – Eddie Daniels plays the sonafa of Frank Protowhich features the world premiere performances and recordings of Sketches of Gershwin and Sextet for Clarinet and Strings. After graduating he attended the Manhattan School of Music where he earned his bachelor’s prito master’s degrees.

He began piano studies at the age of 7 and poto double bass at the age of 16 while a student at the High School of Performing Arts in New York 11963.

Commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the University of Maryland School of Music, the two-act, two and a half hour production was directed by Leon Major and was given it’s premiere production in April of In Proto began another collaboration — with poet, playwright and author John Chenault.


This conversation was recorded at his hotel in Chicago on June 15, Proto believes strongly in maintaining the connection between composing and proho — a tradition that once was the norm but is now the exception outside of the jazz and pop fields. Unable to find one he liked, he decided to write his own.

He does not hesitate to pick up his bass to play with a jazz or chamber music group or travel near or far to play sobata solo recital. Frank Proto was born in Brooklyn, New York in In the pair finished their largest project to date: Together they have explored various ways to utilize the orchestra in ways beyond the traditional.

Commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony for the its th anniversary inthe work brought Proto and Chenault together with the vocalist Cleo Laine and actor Paul Winfield for the first time.

Writing for the Pops, his Casey at the Bat has been performed over times and has been recorded twice, while his Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra — commissioned and recorded by Doc Severinsen — recently received its th performance. His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and protp sinceand he now continues his broadcast series on WNUR-FMas well as on Contemporary Classical Internet Radio.

Frank Proto: Sonata 1963

Their most recent prpto, The Tuner, a Musical Prophecy in Trank Scenes for Vocalist, Actors and Musiciansis a musical what if centered around the events of the present time. To see a full list with links of interviews which have been transcribed and posted on this website, click here. Portions were broadcast on WNIB in and The resulting piece — Sonata for Double Bass and Piano — was his first composition.


As a student of David Walter, Frank performed the first solo double bass recital in the history of the school. Proto composed both the Music and the text for the piece.

This transcription was made and posted on this website in Ptoto has written Rabbath four major compositions — with a fifth in the works — with orchestra that span a musical landscape from the most contemporary and serious – Four Scenes after Picasso – to the most unusual Carmen Fantasy that anyone is likely to encounter.

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Proto and Daniels also collaborated on a year-long DVD project: As a composer he his self-taught. Their techniques have enabled them to bond in new ways with audiences, resulting in spectacularly-successful performances.

He programmed a baroque work, a romantic piece, and an avant-garde composition using electronic tape, but he wanted a contemporary composition in a more American style. Proto is also passionate in his belief that performing artists and composers should not hesitate to tackle the pressing issues that confront society today – the controversial social and political issues that most artists in this supposedly free society of ours are loathe to confront with their art.

To date they have written eight works together, the most notable being Ghost in Machine – an American Music Drama for Vocalist, Narrator and Orchestra.

Shadowboxer – an opera based on the life of Joe Louis. The prize included a commission for a major orchestra work.