selected works (associated performers/commissioned by)

chamber

  • "Play me" - performer/perc. projections, tape, 2008 (Wendy Greenberg)
  • "Flock of me" for flute and recorded flutes (5 ch) 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 recorded violin (8 ch), 2016.
  • "snip-pets" - guitar duo, 2010 (Frevo: Andreas Karlsen & Pål Granum)
  • "The Lesser Nighthawk" - soprano, clarinet, 2013/15 (Duo Parula: Gjertrud Pedersen & Astrid Kvalbein)
  • "less-sense" - soprano, clarinet in A, percussion, 2007 (Silje Aker Johnsen, Kristine Tjøgersen, Wendy Greenberg). Also: a version for soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello, premiered in 2014 at Oslo Chamber Music Festival by Oslo Sinfonietta.
  • "Fill in the blanks" - percussion trio, 2011 (Pinquins; Sigrun Rogstad Gomnæs, Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen, Wendy Greenberg)
  • "My Favorite Thing 1" - percussion trio, 2016 (Pinquins). Premiered June 17th 2017, Nynorskens Hus, Oslo
  • "My Favorite Thing 2" - flute, clarinet, sax, soprano, guitar, percussion, piano, violin, cello, 2015 (Ensemble neoN)
  • "All play" - video, tape, flute, clarinet, piano, cello; revised version of "Oh, Danny boy", 2014 (Ensemble neoN). Exists also as a quintet, adding a violin.
  • "(herd)Study" - sinfonietta/15 musicians, 2015 (Ensemble Ernst). Will be release November 2018 (LAWO)

orchestra

  • "My Favorite Thing 3", orchestra. Premiered by the Norwegian Radio Orchestra September 16th 2017 both as the closing concert of the Ultima Festival, and the 100 year anniversary for the Norwegian Composer Society.

choir

  • "Me siglar ikkje same havet" - SATB, 2008 (Det Norske Solistkor / Norwegian Soloist Choir)
  • "opp.hav", 16 ind. voices SATB, 2014 (Vokal Nord)
  •  4 pieces for SATB (22), texts by Gro Dahle. Premiered during Vestfoldfestspillene June 26th 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)

in the making &/or in the process of being recorded

  • "Madrigal" (working title) New commission for the Trio Stillae (sop, fl, guit.)
  • "Choosing to sing" - soloists Eivind Lønning (trp) & Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen (ad hoc/perc. + guitar) + flute, clarinet, sax, piano, percussion, violin, cello, 2015 (Ensemble neoN). Will be released next year
  • work in-pogress with Kristoffer Alberts, swarm recording/mass dubing. (2017-2018)
  • (no working title) - New commission for the Ensemble 96 choir + percussion.
  • "warm.Swarm" (woking title) - New Commission for the Ensemble Allegria chamber Orchestra.

I also do arrangements

 

notable performances

  • Nordic Music Days (Stockholm, Sweden 2012 + Reykjavik, Iceland 2016)
  • ISCM festival (Wien, Austria 2013),
  • Ultima festival (Oslo, Norway 2006, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017)
  • Only Connect: Tectonics (Oslo, Norway 2016)
  • MATA festival (New York, USA 2016)
  • Borealis - festival for eksperimentel musikk (Bergen, Norway 2018)
  • klub katarakt (Hamburg, Germany 2014)
  • Resuonanze Festival (Udine, Italy, 2017)
  • Mis-En Festival (New York, USA 2017)
  • Themus International Festival for Theatrical Music (Göteborg, Sweden 2012)
  • Weimarer Früehjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik (Weimar, Germany 2014)
  • Oslo Chamber Music Festival (Oslo, Norway 2014)
  • Unbound Festival (Brisbane, Australia 2016)
  • Fri Resonans (Trondheim, Norway 2008)
  • Festival da BRAVIO (Brasilia, Brasil 2011)

          & & &

 

rewards, grants, 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)

 

  • 5 year recipient of Government Grants for Artists 2018-2022
  • 3 year recipient of Government Grants for Artists 2012-2014
  • 1 year Artistic Grant from Composers Considerations Fund / Komponistenes Vederlagsfond (2016)
  • Co-founder and co-director of Ensemble neoN (2008-)
  • Member of Norwegian Society of Composers since 2010
  • Teacher in free improvisation at the Norwegian Academy of Music (2007-2012)
  • Teacher in performing, and guitar at the University in Oslo (2006-2012)