14 mars 2013 : Clayton Thomas

14 mars 2013 : Clayton Thomas

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Australien résidant à Berlin, Clayton Thomas est un contrebassiste désormais incontournable des musiques expérimentales et improvisées. On a pu l’entendre déjà plusieurs fois dans la région : c’est à chaque fois un moment de pure énergie. Sans sa venue dans notre série de solos de contrebasse, notre programmation aurait été très imparfaite.

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La biographie de Clayton Thomas (en anglais : utilisez la traduction google en bas de page pour traduire)


Since spending more time in Berlin beginning mid 2007, Clayton has performed across Europe, performing at new music festivals, improvisation showcases and independent venues.

As one of the handful of genuinely visible creative double bassists in the European new and improvised music communities, Clayton has had the rare privilege to collaborate with artists spanning the full continuum of living, creative music.

He is the founder of the NOW now festival of spontaneous music, in Sydney, as well as the large-scale improvisation project ‘The Splinter Orchestra’. In Berlin he has founded the 24 piece Splitter Orchestra. In 2010. They were the first large improvising ensemble to ever perform Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt.

His distinct approach to the bass, has helped him become one of the uniting members of a new generation of creative musicians, breaking down the lines of discourse between jazz, electro-acoustic, noise, rock and pop – and, along with a handful of others, re-defined how the musical landscape of ‘Reductionism’ might be re-interpreted in other forms of music.

His interest is in developing a personal language through improvised collaboration, critical discourse and composition research, that defies genre classification, and therefore pre-conceived notions of relevance or irrelevance.

In 2010 he began working with Barre Phillips on a biographical project on the master improviser and composer.

In 2012 he was an artist in residence at Cite Des Arts in Paris.

Key Projects:

THYMOLPHTHALEIN: with Anthony Pateras, Jerome Noetinger, Will Guthrie and Natasha Anderson. Recorded for the BADEN BADEN NEW JAZZ MEETING:

LP released 2011 on MEGO editions.

THE AMES ROOM with Jean-Luc Guionnet & Will Guthrie

LP released 2010, on Monotype,

CD released 2011 on Clean Feed (tbc)

RHYTHM COMPLICATION duo with Burkhard Beins with guests: Robin Hayward, Hillary Jeffery, Matthias Muller & Liz Allbee. LP Release 2011 on Monotype

TRIO AUS with Johannes Bauer & Tony Buck

CD “Live In Nickelsdorf” released 2009 on Jazzwerkstadt, Berlin

ANEMONE with Paul Lovens, Peter Evans, John Butcher & Frederic Blondy

ETC with Peter Evans & Chris Corsano


Germany: Peter Brotzmann, Paul Lovens, Axel Doerner, Robin Hayward, Andrea Neumann, Uli Gumpert, Gebhard Ullmann, Burkhard Beins, Ignaz Schick, Thomas Ankersmit, Rudi Mahall, Gunter Christmann, Georg Grewe, Johannes Bauer, Conrad Bauer, Paul Lytton, Tony Buck, Sven Ake Johansson, Ute Wasserman, Matthias Muche, Sven Hahne,

Austria: Manon Lui-Winter, Katharina Klement, Franz Hautzinger, Elizabeth Harnik, Christof Kurzmann, Martin Brandlmayr, Hannes Loeschel, Susanna Gartmayer, Mats Gustaffsson, Clementine Gasser,

UK: Evan Parker, Phil Minton, John Butcher, Dominic Lash, Hannah Marshall, John Edwards, Mark Sanders

US: Marilyn Crispell, Tony Conrad, Peter Evans, Chris Heenan, Sabir Mateen, Cooper-Moore, Mary Halvorson, Ken Vandermark, Fred Longberg-Holm, Jeb Bishop, Tim Daisy, James Cambell, Friz Welch, Okkyung Lee,

France: Jean-Luc Guionnet, Will Guthrie, Frederic Blondy, Christine Sehnaoui, Barre Phillips. Michel Doneda.

Latest releases:

The Ames Room: Bird Dies (Clean Feed) 2011

The Ames Room: Full Illinoise Jacquet: (Factorum Tapes) 2013

Bass X 3: Transatlantic (Leo) 2012

STRIKE: Wood Wire & Sparks (Monotype) 2013

With Strings: Solo double bass (Gligg) 2013

Bass Quintet w/ Barre Phillips (Gligg) 2013

Super Earth w/ The Astronomical Unit (Gligg) 2013