was formed by Jan Martin Smørdal and Julian Skar in 2008 with 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. Ensemble noeN comprises nine musicians, two composers and a conductor.
Born in Canada, clarinetist Heather Roche trained in England, lived in Germany for 7 years and now lives in London.
She has performed at some of the major European festivals, including musikFest (Berlin), BachFest (Leipzig), Musica Nova (Helsinki), Acht Brücken (Cologne), the International Computer Music Conference (Huddersfield, Ljubljana), the Dias de Música Electroacústica (Seia, Portugal) the Bludenzer Tage (Bludenz, Austria), and the Agora Festival (Ircam, Paris). She has also performed solo programmes at the Zagreb Music Biennale, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the New York Electroacoustic Symposium, at CIRMMT (Montreal), Unerhörte Musik (Berlin), Eavesdropping (London), Rainy Days (Luxembourg) and with the Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST).
Martin Rane Bauck
is a Norwegian composer who has mainly worked with acoustic chamber music. In addition to his artistic work, he has been active in organizing the music festival Ung Nordisk Musikk and was also instrumental in starting the contemporary music ensemble Aksiom in 2010 and in 2016 the concert series Periferien in Oslo. In 2005 he was the Norwegian national champion in fraction mathematics.