Selected Music and Media
I Am a Bass Player
Exploring the tonality of the Lydian b2, b7 scale and widely-spaced voicing chromatic harmony. Performed by Nathan Navarro (Bass, Guitar, synths, programming), and Dylan Laine (voice).
Devin Townsend - Evermore
Composed by Devin Townsend. Bass parts composed by Devin Townsend, Mike Keneally, and Nathan Navarro. Audio Engineering by Adam "Nolly" Getgood. Recorded at Monnow Valley Studios, Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Wales.
40 Techniques in One Bass Solo
A deeper look at the many voices of the electric bass guitar. Composed and performed by Nathan Navarro and Dylan Laine (#40 Assisted Chord).
Felix Martin - High Spirit
Covering a wide array of tonalities and meters. Performed and composed by
Felix Martin (Guitar),
Nathan Navarro (Bass),
and Marco Minnemann (Drums).
Super Mario Bass Guitar
Performing the music and sound effects of
Super Mario Bros level 1-1 simultaneously.
The 8-bit sound of the NES was emulated with
a large signal chain, but the effect was
predominantly achieved with the Boss SY-300.
Pinn Panelle Covering Skrillex
Reverse engineering dubstep for live performance with rock band instrumentation.
The bass wobbles are achieved with the Hot Hand device, which wirelessly transmits motion data from an accelerometer within the ring to a receiver on the pedalboard. The motion signals are then mapped to various parameters of the effect pedals.
Performers include Nathan Navarro (Bass), Derek Song (Guitar, Voice, Keys), Jonah Wei-Haas (Keys), and Justin Conway (Drums, Octapad).
Les Stroud - Death In The Wilderness
From the album Bittern Lake by
Les "Survivorman" Stroud.
Bass parts composed and performed
by Nathan Navarro.
Original song by J.J. Cale.
Daniel Voth - Alien Dinner Guests
Instrumental electronic fusion. Guitar and electronics written and performed by Daniel Voth. Bass parts written and performed by Nathan Navarro.
Drum parts written and performed by Luke Notary.
Devin Townsend - Genesis
Nathan Navarro's playthrough of Genesis,
using footage taken over the duration of the
"Empath Europe - Volume 1" tour.
Bass parts composed by Devin Townsend, Mike Keneally, and Nathan Navarro.
An exercise in color writing and builds in harmonic tension through stepwise-ascending chromaticism. Performed by Nathan Navarro (Bass, synths, programming),
and Dylan Laine (voice).
The Chainsaw Incident
My composition for ORiGO GAMES'
The Chainsaw Incident.