Born: January 18, 1980 Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic
Dominic Lash is a freely improvising double bassist, although his activities also range much more widely. Based in Oxford, he leads his own Trio (with Alexander Hawkins and Javier Carmona) as well as ongoing work on his modular composition for improvisers, Representations. He has performed with musicians such as Tony Conrad, Joe Morris, Evan Parker and Steve Reid, while his current collaborative projects include Barkingside and The Convergence Quartet
Born Cambridge, England, in January 1980; played bass guitar since 1994; studied with Hugh Boyd and Pascha Milner and at Basstech (London) with Rob Burns, Terry Gregory and others. Played double bass since 2001; basically self taught, with grateful thanks to Simon H. Fell. Received MA Composition from Oxford Brookes University in 2003, having studied with Paul Whitty, Ray Lee and others. Currently studying for a PhD at Brunel University, supervised by Richard Barrett & John Croft.
Has performed in the UK, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and USA. Festival appearances include Akbank Jazz Festival (Istanbul), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf), Manchester Jazz Festival and Tampere Jazz Happening. His work has been broadcast on a number of radio stations, including BBC Radios 1 and 3 and Germany's SWR2.
His range is just about unrivalled - The Watchful Ear
explosive bass-strumming - The Guardian
endless efforts to veer left of every known note or chord - Newcastle Journal
dextrous bass playing teems with energy - Nightshift
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.