Consorts is a flexible ensemble formed in 2013 to explore the possibilities of combining sustained-tone music, improvisation (both guided and free), and the relationship between acoustic and amplified sound.

Distinctions (recorded live at Cafe Oto, January 2020) was released on Spoonhunt in summer 2021 (CD and digital). 

"Lash's orchestral approach is inspired, with a focus on particular combinations of voices - bowed strings, bass clarinet, mysterious amplified scritches at one point, fluttering electronics and braying baritone saxophones at another - while the combined mass of the full ensemble looms in and out of view." - Stewart Smith, The Wire

Douglas Benford – harmonium and percussion
Steve Beresford – electronics
Marjolaine Charbin – piano
Chris Cundy – bass clarinet
Seth Cooke – steel sink and metal detector
Angharad Davies – viola
Phil Durrant – modular synth
Matthew Grigg – guitar/amplifier
Bruno Guastalla – cello
Martin Hackett – Korg MS10
Dominic Lash – double bass
Tim Hill – baritone saxophone
Tina Hitchens - flute
Sarah Hughes – zither
Mark Langford – bass clarinet
Yvonna Magda – violin
Hannah Marshall – cello
Helen Papaioannou – baritone saxophone
Yoni Silver – bass clarinet
Alex Ward – clarinet/amplifier
Shaun Crook – live sound


19th November 2013 - Marella Moulting, Cafe Oto Project Space, Hackney, London
16th October 2014 - Marella Moulting & Nectocaric, Hundred Years Gallery, London
17th October 2014 - Marella Moulting & Nectocaric, Bang the Bore, Cafe Kino, Bristol
12th October 2017 - distinction, St. Paul's Southville, Bristol
13th January 2020 - distinctions, Café Oto, London
20th October 2021 - Cafe Oto, London