NAWR Aberystwyth - Ashley John Long

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 19:30
Bank Vault Aberystwyth
1 New St, Aberystwyth SY23 2AT
Free entry
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A night of double bass performance which runs out of superlatives. Anyone who attended "The Great Learning: Paragraph 3" at the Amgueddfa Ceredigion in June 2023 will already be aware of this outstanding musicality.
Ashley John Long is an award-winning virtuoso double bassist and composer active in a diverse range of musical idioms including jazz and improvisation, early and contemporary chamber music, and as a soloist.

He has performed and recorded internationally with some of the UK's leading Jazz musicians, as well as accompanying visiting international artists, whilst his work as a soloist has seen the premiers of numerous new works for solo bass. He toured in 2008 with French double bassist Louis-Michel Marion in a series of recitals featuring music by Xenakis, Bussotti, Scelsi and Barry Guy. Over 20 composers have written new works for him and has had performances broadcast on television and radio throughout the U.K and Europe.
A virtuoso improviser, Ash has developed a unique approach to the instrument, creating innovative new performance techniques including methods of preparing the bass and performed and recorded with some of the genre's leading players and released a solo disc Psi on FMR in 2017.
His work in the orchestral world has taken in everything from Gabrielli to Stockhausen and he has performed as principal double bass with various ensembles, as well as playing a great deal of chamber music.
Supported by Ty Cerdd and the National Lottery