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Dave Riedstra is a contrabassist and electric bass guitarist specializing in new and experimental music. His performances are known for their distinctively earthy immediacy and sensitivity. Riedstra primarily works with emerging composers in the development of new solo and chamber works. He has premiered pieces by dozens of composers in performances across British Columbia and Ontario, and has been a frequent collaborator with the Victoria Composers Collective and the former KWG New Music Collective.

Dave Riedstra performing Hollas Longton’s Dissonance for Why Can’t Minimal: Do This at Open Space. Photo: Adrian Paradis

Recent premieres


Renaud, Mitch – Resonance | Sites (Palimpsest III)
Longton, Hollas – Dissonance
Sit, Janet – Without Asking
Krell, Nolan – (glueing these birds to your arms has been great but I’ve grown to hate you)
Brosin, Annette – Vertices
Brosin, Annette – : ears and mouths
Miller, Darren – Lattice Points
Gibson, Liam – Passacaglia
Riedstra, Dave – Burl
Riedstra, Dave – Spalting


Jang, Alex – the keeper of sheep
Sit, Janet – 火 藥/Fire Medicine
Hemphill, Ryan M. – Looking through Blue Glass
Penhale, Lynne – Immortality
Gibson, Liam Ross – i n s i d e o f g h o s t s
Martins, Maria Eduarda – About Gesang der Jünglinge
Brosin, Annette – Percept
Friedman, Nathan – Die Kunst der Funk
Maynard, Seán – you don’t make rails out of glass for a reason
Reiche, Chris – Sonatina
Martins, Maria Eduarda – Mirrors
Gibson, Liam Ross – Nothing is More Likely
Hemphill, Ryan M. – XXXVI Machine
Simon, Alexander – I. Largo (from “Another”)
Simon, Alexander – II. Intermezzo (from “Another”)
Foley, David J. – Music for Oboe, Rototoms, Celesta, and Double Bass