Owen Morgan; Double Bass, Electric Bass, Producer and Educator
As a musician, teacher and student Owen has worked in a wide range of artistic activity as contrabassist, electric bassist, electronic musician, composer, engineer and producer. Although experienced in a wide range of musical styles as a performer and session musician, his focus is as an improvising musician, playing Jazz as a sideman and leader in many ensembles. As a composer he works with sound design and found-sound alongside traditional harmony and improvisation to create music with new sonic textures. He currently teaches music at Summerhill School, one of the founding institutions for democratic, child-led education.
Within Jazz Owen has recently worked with Pete King, Tina May, Jim Mullen, Steve Melling, Mark Crooks, Alan Barnes, Derek Nash, Alex Garnett, Pete Long, Allison Neale, Paul Higgs, Brigitte Beraha, Joanna Eden, Sarah Moule, Amit Chaudhuri, Jessie Barrett and Nat Steel. He is a regular member of the Norwich Philharmonic orchestra's bass section. As an engineer and producer he has worked with artists such as Fionn Regan (100 Acres of Sycammore), Jetsam (A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes), The Darkness (Hot Cakes), Wild Beasts (Two Dancers), Adam Buxton, Max Rafferty (The Kooks), Imelda May, The Rifles, and Pnau. Within education he has worked with Aldeburgh Young Musicians, Norwich Future Projects, Access to Music, A.S. Neills Summerhill School and the Britten Sinfonia.