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Asamisimasa  

The Norwegian ensemble asamisimasa was formed in Oslo in 2001 and combines performances of the classical repertoire and post-war avant-garde with new pieces especially written for them, also including electronics, video or other media.

asamisimasa has premiered more than 50 works by composers including Aldo Clementi, Laurence Crane, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, Clemens Gadenstätter, Bernhard Gander, Bryn Harrison, Nicolaus A. Huber, Sven Lyder Kahrs, Johannes Kreidler, Alvin Lucier, Ole Henrik Moe jr., Helmut Oehring, Trond Reinholdtsen, James Saunders, and Øyvind Torvund and has close collaborations with Helmut Lachenmann, Mathias Spahlinger, Simon Steen-Andersen, and others.

asamisimasa has performed concerts and appeared in radio broadcasts across Europe and in Mongolia. Festival appearances include Huddersfield, Darmstadt, Ultima, Stockholm New Music, 2 Days and 2 Nights, Ultraschall, Borealis, among others.

Live Dates

24/03/2013   Spellemannsprisen 2013 til "Pretty Sound"
Simon Steen-Andersen og asamisimasa modtager den norske Spellemannspris for albummet "Pretty Sound"
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29/11/2011   La Folia

Steen-Andersen: Pretty Sound - Solo and Chamber Music
"A small ensemble gets up close and personal with breathing sounds, manipulating paper and other customarily meek inside-piano noises."
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01/04/2011   Neue Zeitschrift für Musik

Simon Steen-Andersen: Pretty Sound - Solo and chamber works
4/5 Stars

"Bei Steen-Andersen trifft sich Cage mit Lachenmann, wenn man so will, und die schmutzigen, hybriden Ergebnisse seiner Zoom-Techniken lassen aufhorchen"
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24/03/2011   Dagbladet

Simon Steen-Andersen: Pretty Sound - Solo and chamber works
"I sum presenterer plata lyd som poesi: vart og sildrande, robust og leikent, og innbyd til lytting om og om igjen."
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11/02/2011   Politiken

Simon Steen-Andersen: Pretty Sound - Solo and chamber works
5/6 Hjerter

"Cd'en er en dybt fascinerende introduktion til den unge danske komponist, der lige nu, mere end nogen anden i sin generation, viser vejen frem."
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01/02/2011   David's Review Corner

Simon Steen-Andersen: Pretty Sound - Solo and chamber works
"Listen, be pleased, annoyed or just purely inquisitive"
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Photo: Nicki Twang

Discography

Pretty Sound - Solo and chamber works
Pretty Sound - Solo and chamber works
Simon Steen-Andersen

CD 8.226523 (2011)

Profoundly original and humorous sound-games from the great composing talent of the youngest Danish generation. Simon Steen-Andersen.


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