Digital Assistant for Contrabass and Digital Assistant by Benjamin Taylor - Digital Assistant was commissioned by Cody Takacs in 2012. This piece combines live contrabass, electronic sounds, and theatre in a unique and lighthearted way requiring the bassist to act, speak, and perform extended techniques on the bass that are outside of the normal repertoire. This composition offers commentary on contemporary art music, electronic music, modern technology, and modern contrabass performance practice. Special thanks to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music MusEd. department for allowing me to borrow a student bass.