about me

'play every note like it's my last'


Joachim B. Thönen

+41 (0)79 382 71 96





Born in Basel (CH) in 1977. Grew up in an artistic family where vernissages & concerts were part of the daily life.

Son of a Swedish mother and a Swiss father he was early influenced by both the Nordic & the Swiss multilingual society. This has made an impact on his life choices.

In 2006 he graduated as bass player & got his bachelor from the International Music College Freiburg (Germany). In 2008 he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark.

‘Play every note like it’s my last’

With a father who played the double bass and worked with free improvisation, Joachim learned a lot about the instruments possibilities. The desire to make musical experiments grew, and that’s why he wanted to explore new ways and genres, and worked with different musicians, such as:

Osvaldo Caffi, Alexia Gardner, Richard Dobkowski, Marcel Waldburger, Dübi’s Big Band, Roger Helou, Christian Neff, Flemming Danielsen, MC Zipp, Kaare Munkholm, Dr. Lundberg, Håkon Lervåg, Øystein Wingaard Wolf, Solfrid Molland, Jim Neversink, ...

and he has several critically acclaimed releases with:

niceland, Love Your Way, insieme, mosso, …

The free improvisation has followed Joachim his entire career, and it has characterised and affected his way of bass playing  & living. The result of this is his solo work and the co-work with several artists from the dance-, poetry and drama scene.

In 2014 the co-work with artist Agnes Skipper (Danish painter) started.

They both needed a space to combine different kinds of art in a free environment, and the idea of Numas Igra immerged.

Numas Igra is not only a gallery where artists of any kind exhibit. It's a creative workshop where everyone can share ideas, be part of happenings, exhibitions, concerts, poetry-slam...

A place where the only limit is your imagination!