short biography

Dominic Lash is a freely improvising double bassist, although his activities also range much more widely and include playing bass guitar and other instruments; both writing and performing composed music; and writing, chiefly about film.

He plays or has played with musicians such as John Butcher, Joe Morris, Evan Parker, Pat Thomas, and Nate Wooley, and performed with the late Tony Conrad, Steve Reid, and John Russell.

His main projects include The Dominic Lash Quartet; among his most regular collaborators are Angharad Davies, Matthew Grigg, Tim Hill, Josh Sinton, and Alex Ward

Solo double bass pieces have been written for him by composers including Jürg Frey, Richard Glover, and Éliane Radigue

He has also performed with ensembles including Apartment House, the Bozzini Quartet, and Parkinson Saunders.

Lash has performed in the UK, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the USA.

Festival appearances include Akbank Jazz Festival (Istanbul), All Ears (Oslo), Amplify 2011: stones (New York), Audiograft (Oxford), Freedom of the City (London), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Hurta Cordel (Madrid), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf), LMC Festival (London), Manchester Jazz Festival, Ruhr Jazz Festival, Suoni per il Popolo (Montreal) 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, and released on labels including Another Timbre, b-boim, Bead, Cathnor, Clean Feed, Compost and Height, Confront, Discus, Emanem, Erstwhile, FMR, Foghorn, Iluso, Intonema, Leo, Mikroton, NoBusiness, Otoroku, Takuroku, and Tresor.

For nearly a decade he was based in Oxford and played a central role in the activities of Oxford Improvisers; much of 2011 was spent living in Manhattan. In 2013 & 2014 he took part in Take Five, the professional development programme administered by Serious. Since 2011 he has been based in Bristol, where he has been involved in organising concerts under banners including Bang the Bore, Insignificant Variation, and Several 2nds.

In 2015 he started a digital label for some of his more uncategorisable work, called Spoonhunt. Its first releases on CD are scheduled for Summer 2021.