Ken Thomson is a Brooklyn-based clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer. Called “the hardest-working saxophonist in new-music show business” by Time Out New York, he plays saxophone and is one of the 3 composers in the punk/jazz band Gutbucket, with whom he has toured internationally and released CDs for Knitting Factory, Enja, NRW, Cantaloupe and Cuneiform Records. He has created a new project of exclusively his music called Slow/Fast that debuted at John Zorn’s club The Stone in November 2008. He is a faculty member at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival and Institute. As a composer, he has been commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra, Bang on a Can, the True/False Film Festival, and others. As a saxophonist and clarinetist, he is a member of  World/Inferno Friendship Society, next-generation chamber orchestra Signal, Jody Redhage’s art-song/world-jazz group Fire in July, the all-improvised No Net Trio, and was a co-founder of punk/chamber composer-performer collective Anti-Social Music.