"Askim is an artist tuned into the sounds of his bass, sensitive to each note. He does not run towards cheap effects, he looks for depth in the music. That was noticeable in the choice of the repertoire, in his own compositions and in his style"
-Wroclaw Music Journal
"When you have completed the piece, you feel as though you have completed an epic journey. 'Wild, frenzied, urgent, intense, calm, intense, bursting, reflective, violent, animated, longing, inward, lullaby, breathlessly...' are a sampling of some of the composer's indications, which gives you an idea of what to expect on this wild ride."
-Bass World on "Vital Signs for Solo Double Bass"
The Debut Season of the Institute at Music Mountain was a great success!