Ensemble neon strives to initiate, produce and perform music that reflects current trends in music and other artforms. Ensemble neoN hope to be an inspirational contributor to the continually expanding borders of the musical world. The ensemble creates works which cross musical genres and artforms, demanding flexibility and creativity from its members and those the ensemble collaborates with.
Formed by Jan Martin Smørdal and Julian Skar in 2008 from a group of musicians educated at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway. The establishment of the ensemble was a result of a passionate interest in contemporary music from all parties after many of years experience in the field. The ensemble comprises nine musicians, two composers and a conductor.
Ensemble neoN aims to present music at the highest level possible, focusing on Norwegian and international works. In addition to performing new compositions, Ensemble neoN has established itself as a group of musicians who are involved with the creation of cross-genre projects between popular music and Western art music. neoN also works across artistic forms, collaborating with visual artists, performing artists and installation artists to produce new and exciting works.