Asger Thomsen is a bass player and composAsger 5er living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is primarily working in the field of contemporary/improvised music and free jazz. With a physical, detail-oriented approach and a rich palette of sounds – often with the use of preparations and extended techniques – he is aiming for contrasts and dynamic forward motion in the music. Thomsen has established himself as a strong improvisor in the Copenhagen scene and can be heard in many different contexts spanning from alternative pop to free/experimental jazz and avant-garde.  Leading or co-leading projects such as Perfect Volume, Magpie, and a solo project.

“Thomsen has a strong instinct for structure, which ensures direction and cohesiveness, even during the music’s most free-flowing moments.” – Bill Meyer, Downbeat

Educated at Syddansk Musikkonservatorium, Esbjerg (Bachelor) and Rythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen (Music Performance, Master Degree).

Studied with Søren Kjærgaard, Thommy Andersson, Adam Pultz Melbye, Torben Snekkestad, Jacob Anderskov, Mazen Kerbaj, and many others.
 Toured in Denmark, Germany, Poland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and USA.

asgerthomsen (a) gmail.com
+45 61 69 68 38

photo: Ian Stenhouse
photo: Ian Stenhouse