Clayton Thomas is a double bassist and grass roots organiser working in the broad spectrum of improvised music. Equally at home playing at high, medium and starkly reduced energy levels, he finds inspiration in creative music and musicians of all generations. He is the founder of The Splinter Orchestra, the NOW now festival and the concert series 'if you like improvised music, we like you." in Sydney, Australia.
"I'm trying to work out a physical activity equally engaged in electronic and acoustic music aesthetics, while maintaining the kind of transitional and transformative energy of the music that changed my life. I draw inspiration from creative music of all eras, happily learning from and engaging with improvisers, sound artists, composers and thinkers alive and kicking in the 21st century. I have been inspired and pushed by many great musicians, but would especially thank Jon Rose, Jim Denley, Andrew Meisel, Cooper-Moore, Tony Buck and Hollis Taylor for doing some real work on the topic. All my music is dedicated to my first teachers, Wilber Morris and Peter Kowald."