Connor Ashton [/worldsmaller]

Residence: Coquitlam, Canada

Connor Ashton is a classically-trained concert pianist, with over 15 years of experience in performance and musical education. He has been trained in a variety of styles, including jazz, “stride”, improvisatory and free-jazz, and prepared piano technique. His orchestral performance experience includes performances of Bartók’s “The Miraculous Mandarin”, Witold Lutosławski’s “Jeux vénitiens”, and the Canadian premiere of Fausto Romitelli’s “Dead City Radio (Audiodrome for orchestra)”. Connor has been a member of Vox Humana, the UVic Chamber Singers, and “UVIC” (the UVic Improvisers Collective). Other instruments with which he has training include orchestral percussion, voice, the organ, clarinet, and he one day hopes to learn the banjo. His most recent works have been in the genres of musique concrète and experimental electroacoustiques, with numerous other projects in electronica, ambient, contemporary chamber music and improvisation. He enjoys the synthesis of live performance and technology, and is currently building an electronic instrument, controlled by light. He loves all sound.

Date: May 13, 2012

Source: JTTP 2012