Om asamisimasa

asamisimasa - photo by Luca Vitali

asamisimasa was founded in 2001 by musicians sharing a passion and interest in avant-garde music and its history. Since then the ensemble has premiered numerous cross-media works especially written for them, often contextualized with classical repertoire and historical avant-garde work.

asamisimasa has collaborated with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Mathias Spahlinger, Nicolaus A. Huber, Aldo Clementi, Alvin Lucier, Brian Ferneyhough, Helmut Oehring, Clemens Gadenstätter, Klaus Lang, Johannes Kreidler, Joanna Bailie, and extensively with cross-media composers such as Simon Steen-Andersen, Øyvind Torvund, Martin Schüttler, Matthew Shlomowitz, and Trond Reinholdtsen.

Performances include Berlin Philharmonie – Debüt im Deutschlandradio Kultur, WDR Cologne, Darmstadt, Donaueschingen, Ultraschall, Ultima, Huddersfield, Rainy Days, Monday Evening Concerts LA, Other Minds Festival (San Francisco) Cutting Edge (London), Angelica and SPOR among others. Their first two recordings, with music by Simon Steen-Andersen (DK) and Øyvind Torvund (NO) were awarded the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemann) for best contemporary music record of the year. Their latest release is devoted to Matthew Shlomowitz.

News & updates

asamisimasa at Borealis 2018

asamisimasa performs two concerts at Borealis! On the opening night we perform a set of pieces by Laurence Crane, the next day we perform a cinematic concert featuring works by Joanna Bailie (WP!), Johannes Kreidler (WP!) and Kristine Tjøgersen as well as Oskar Fischinger's abstract film classic Motion Painting No. 1 from 1947!

asamisimasa på Norgesturné

asamisimasa og Ny Musikk feirer Norsk Komponistforenings 100-årsjubileum med en rekke konserter i regi av Ny Musikks lokalavdelinger.



Tine Surel Lange: PRESSURE (2017)

Øyvind Torvund: 10 Plans for Impossible Pieces (2017)

Trond Reinholdtsen: Music as Emotion (2007)



asamisimasa to Wien Modern and ECLAT Stuttgart

In collaboration with Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, SWR Experimentalstudio, and conductor Bas Wiegers, asamisimasa premiers the evening length collaborative work Daily Transformations by composers Clemens Gadenstätter (AT), film-maker Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck (DE), and Lisa Spalt (AT).


Daily Transformations is a coproduction between asamisimasa and Musik der Jahrhunderte, financially supported by Arts Council Norway, Ernst von Siemens Stiftung, The Norwegian Programme for Artistic Research, the Norwegian Academy of Music, ECLAT, and Wien Modern.