John Teske is a composer, double bassist, and improviser based in Seattle, WA. John composes for chamber groups, chamber orchestra, electronics, and flexible ensembles. Recently he was awarded a grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs to write and perform new works for chamber orchestra and a grant from Jack Straw Productions to record new works for solo bass. John studied at the University of Washington with Joël-François Durand, Juan Pampin, and Josh Parmenter.
My recent work has been exploring the nature of human consciousness, awareness, and sensation. As our culture becomes more interconnected, the experience of time seems to be accelerating and the average attention span is diminishing. By slowing the experience of time through music, I hope to bring to attention greater subtleties of sound.
double bass trailer
During the warm months I travel to rehearsals and performances by bicycle, towing my bass in a custom-made trailer. During the cold winter months, I park the trailer and focus on composing new works.