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This piece was commissioned by MATA Festival 2016, NYC, and was written for Oslo’s Ensemble neoN + Ryan Muncy on baritone sax. and Pat Swoboda on electric bass.

Here are two extracts from the piece, performed at Dixon Place, NYC, April 17th 2016:


Splinter is built from several short sections which continually change the rules organising the ensemble’s interaction. Recurring patterns are splintered and scattered in various configurations, driven by frenetic hockets, relays and interdependent cueing within the ensemble. These strategies ask the performers to listen, communicate and respond to each other in different ways.