​Ashley Au

Winnipeg · Manitoba

Last updated: April 26, 2024

Ashley Au is a Winnipeg-based bassist, composer, sound artist, arranger, and queer creative. A multifaceted musician, Ashley specializes in the upright and electric basses — performing, touring and recording internationally for the better part of the last decade. As a composer and sound artist, Ashley’s work can be found behind various theatre works, installation works, opera and dance productions nationally and internationally. 

As an administrator, Ashley has worked in literary publishing, visual arts, dance, and of course, music. Ashley is the current artistic director of Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival and the stage producer for the Pride Winnipeg Festival Current and past projects include work with Weakerthans frontman, John K. Samson; Christine Fellows; Carly Dow; internationally acclaimed Americana tastemaker, Scott Nolan; composer/jazz trumpeter Chuck Copanace; the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre; Prairie Theatre Exchange; Weather Parade Dance Theatre; Citadel Theatre; Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers; and Polaris Prize-nominated live hip-hop outfit, Super Duty Tough Work among others. 

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ThisGen Fellowship

In partnership with Why Not Theatre, the NAC is delighted to announce the 2024 cohort of ThisGen Fellowship. Meet the fellows and faculty.