Tomaž Grom (Ljubljana, 1972), double bass player, author
He understands music as a medium of communication
rather than aesthetic pleasure. He wants to find reasons for making music.
Uncompromisingly he prods at social norms. Music for him is a form of seeking,
unanswered questions, flow of ideas, unpredictable situations. Composition is
improvisation. Improvisations offers him space to lose himself, to make
mistakes, to come up with intriguing solutions. In music, challenges invite
thinking and open up new possibilities. He misses a deep and complex analysis.
He has performed at festivals across Europe and North America, and has
composed music for numerous theater, contemporary dance, puppet
performances and movies.
As an improviser in addition to occasional collaborations (Drago Ivanuša, Zlatko Kaučič, Michel Doneda, Jonas Kocher, Pascal Battus, Nate Wooley, Seijiro Murayama, Marc Ribot, Sonny Simmons, Doug Hammond, Axel Dörner, Eduardo Raon, Kaja Draksler ...), he often works with the following musicians: Samo Kutin
, Vid Drašler
, Jošt Drašler, Irena Z. Tomažin, Andrej Fon
, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
He plays in the following groups: Tomažin / Grom
, Samo Gromofon
, Šalter Ensemble
, Oholo! (with Vid and Jošt Drašler, Andrej Boštjančič, Marko Jenič, Andrej Fon, Jure Boršič) and Kaučič / Grom (with Zlatko Kaučič on drums).
List of works
– Michel Doneda, Jonas Kocher, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (2010)Neposlušno
– compilation (2011)Nate Wooley/Tomaž Grom
– Compost and Height (2012)Sam, za ...
– solo double bass (2014)