Author Archives: Ruben Kenig

About Ruben Kenig

I used to play punk, then jazz. Somehow I went to music school to study composition. I wrote music and made sound design for theatre and studied film music. In the interstitial spaces of this I made websites as a content manager and project manager. I sometimes publish articles at rubken.net.

Are Country Bassists Worth Listening To?

I recently came across a question on the r/Bass subreddit asking simply, “Any [country] bassists worth listening to?” There were a few responses dispar­aging bass playing within the genre, and there certainly weren’t a lot of people coming forward with … Continue reading

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Making Music With Depression

I started seriously pursuing music in my mid-teens. I was lucky to find myself in an envir­onment where I had support and guidance to do this. I have not ended up quite where I expected to. There are lots of … Continue reading

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Don’t Study Composition (yet)

In the past couple of weeks, I have been asked twice about my opinion on studying compos­ition as an under­graduate. First by friends of mine who have a son that is devel­oping into a fine young musician and once on … Continue reading

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