Asger Thomsen is a bass player and composer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He works primarily in the field of contemporary improvised music. With a physical, detail-oriented approach and a rich palette of sounds often strengthened by the use of unconventional extended techniques, he aims for contrast and dynamic forward motion in his music. Thomsen has established himself as a versatile improviser on the Copenhagen scene, and tours internationally. He can be heard in many different contexts spanning from alternative pop to free/experimental jazz and the avant-garde. He leads or co-leads projects such as Perfect Volume, Our Hearts as Thieves, Den Polyvalente Hjelm, Magpie, and a solo project of his own.
“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).
He has performed with Jesper Zeuthen, Eliot Cardinaux, Axel Dörner, Sture Ericson, Kresten Osgood, Akira Sakata, Emilio Gordoa, and many others. Toured in Denmark, Germany, Poland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and USA.
Top photo by Ian Stenhouse
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