works (associated performers/commissioned by)

solo

  • "Q.S. 1" - piano, 2003 (Magnus Loddgard)
  • "Ichi" - clarinet in Bb & bass clarinet, 2005 (Morten Barrikmo)
  • "I am so" - piano, 2008 (Kristian Lindberg)
  • "Play me" - performer/perc. projections, tape, 2008 (Wendy Greenberg)
  • "Flock of me" for recorded flutes, w/for Yumi Murakami, 2015-16
  • "SHO(r)TS" - no 1 for clarinet in Eb (Kristine Tjøgersen), no 2 for bass trombone (Helene Øverli), no 3 for alto saxophone (Ida Zimmermann Olsen), no 4 for flute (Yumi Murakami), 2015-16
  • "flock foam fume" for Karin Hellqvist, violin and 8 speakers, 2016.

duo

  • "manT.E.L." - clarinet in A, cello, tape, 2006 (Rolf Borch, Tanja Orning)
  • "snip-pets" - guitar duo, 2010 (Frevo: Andreas Karlsen & Pål Granum)
  • "The Lesser Nighthawk" - soprano, clarinet in Bb, 2013/15 (Duo Parula: Gjertrud Pedersen & Astrid Kvalbein)
  • "Bird on bike" piece for young audience, flute, alto sax, 2014 (Duo friStad: Hanne Rekdal & Gudrun Faleide Fristad)

trio

  • "less-sense" - soprano, clarinet in A, percussion, 2007 (Silje Aker Johnsen, Kristine Tjøgersen, Wendy Greenberg)
  • "Fill in the blanks" - percussion trio, 2011 (Pinquins; Sigrund Rogstad Gomnæs, Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen, Johanne Byhring)
  • "My Favorite Thing 1" - percussion trio, 2016 (Pinquins). TBP June 17th 2017, @ingensteds Oslo
        in the making
  • New commission for the Trio Stillae (sop, fl, guit.)

quartet

  • "All play" - video, tape, flute, clarinet, piano, cello; revised version of "Oh, Danny boy", 2014 (Ensemble neoN)

other chamber

  • "Awe" - voice, flute, clarinet, sax, soprano, guitar, piano, percussion, violin, cello, 2009. Text/voice by Jonas H. Sjøvaag (Ensemble neoN)
  • "Vokse vilt" - solo voice (alto), choir, accordion, organ, tuba, string quartet, 2012. Text & collaboration with Marte Huke.
  • "Oh, Danny boy" - video/scene by Astrid M. Huvestad, video and sound recording of Daniel M. Grønvold, text by Jenny Hval, flute, clarinet, sax, piano, percussion, violin, cello, 2012 (Ensemble neoN)
  • "less-sense - revised and arranged for 6 musicians" - soprano, flute, clarinet in Bb, piano, violin, cello, 2014 (Oslo Sinfonietta)
  • "Choosing to sing" - soloists Eivind Lønning (trp) & Håkon Stene (ad hoc/perc.) + flute, clarinet, sax, piano, percussion, violin, cello, 2015 (Ensemble neoN)
  • "(herd)Study" - sinfonietta/15 musicians, 2015 (Ensemble Ernst)
  • "My Favorite Thing 2" - flute, clarinet, sax, soprano, guitar, percussion, piano, violin, cello, 2015 (Ensemble neoN)

choir

  • "Me siglar ikkje same havet" - SATB, 2008 (Det Norske Solistkor / Norwegian Soloist Choir)
  • "opp.hav", 16 ind. voices SATB, 2014 (Vokal Nord)
    in the making
  •         4 pieces for SATB (22), TBP June 2017 (Tønsberg Domkor)

installations

  • "Mylna" - stringed & amplified steel bridge w/tape, 2010 (Mjøndalen, Nedre Eiker Kommune)
  • "Feedbox" - 5 large sound sculptures, collaboration with Lars Kristian Røed, 2013 (ISCM, Wien/Vienna)

 

        other pieces in the making
  •         "My Favorite Thing 3", orchestra, 2016- (Kringkastingsorkestret/Norwegian Radio Orchestra). TBP October 2017.

 

I also do arrangements


notable performances

  • Nordic Music Days (Stockholm, Sweden + Reykjavik, Iceland))
  • ISCM festival (Wien, Austria),
  • Ultima festival (Oslo, Norway)
  • Only Connect: Tectonics (Norway)
  • MATA festival (New York, USA)
  • klub katarakt (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Themus International Festival for Theatrical Music (Göteborg, Sweden)
  • Weimarer Früehjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik (Weimar, Germany)
  • Festival da BRAVIO (Brasilia, Brasil)
  • Fri Resonans (Trondheim, Norway)
  • Oslo Chamber Music Festival (Oslo, Norway)
  • Unbound Festival (Brisbane, Australia)

          & & &

 

rewards and other

contribuitions to Norwegian Grammys / Spellemannpriser

  • 2 prizes in 2008 for the record "God if I saw her now" by Thom Hell. (JMS acted as arranger of strings & horns)
  • Prize in 2010 for the record "All good things" also by Thom Hell. (JMS acted as arranger of strings & horns)
  • Prize in 2010 for the record "Mazurka - remaking Chopin" by Nils Henrik Asheim & Gjertruds Gypsy Orchestra. (JMS acted as producer)
  • Prize in 2013 for the record "The Forester" by Susanna & Ensemble neoN. (JMS acted as arranger)
  • Prize in 2015 for the record "Neon Forest Space" by Asamisimasa & Øyvind Torvund. (JMS acted as producer)
  • Prize in 2016 for the record "neoN" by Ensemble neoN (JMS acted as composer)

other

  • 3 year Artistic Grant from the Art Council Norway (2012-2014)
  • 1 year Artistic Grant from Composers Considerations Fund / Komponistenes Vederlagsfond (2016)
  • Teacher in free improvisation at the Norwegian Academy of Music (2007-2012)
  • Teacher in performing, and guitar at the University in Oslo (2006-2012)
  • Co-founder and co-director of Ensemble neoN (2008-)
  • Member of Norwegian Society of Composers since 2010