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Listen to "Five Pieces for Double Bass: V" here

As our culture becomes more interconnected, the experience of time seems to be accelerating and the average attention span is diminishing. With time and energy spread thin, it can be easy to lose awareness of our own well-being, our thoughts, our intentions, and how we interact with others and the world.

By slowing the experience of time through music, I hope to bring to attention greater subtleties of sound. In my personal experience, I find this awareness of sound opens the door for a deeper awareness of the environment, sensations in the body, and other people.

I like to explore new sound-colors, ethereal and other-worldly, some very influenced by the new sounds being created in electronic music.

While I derive influence from contemporary electronic music, my focus currently lies in acoustic music and live concert experiences.



John Teske is a composer, double bassist and improviser based in Seattle, WA. John composes for acoustic instruments and expands the possibilities of acoustic sounds through extended techniques and electroacoustic means. He received his BM in Music Composition from the University of Washington and studied with Joël-François Durand, Juan Pampin, and Josh Parmenter. John was recently awarded a residency at Jack Straw Productions to record new works for strings.

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