asamisimasa was founded in 2001 by musicians sharing a passion for avant-garde music and its history. Since then, the ensemble has premiered numerous cross-media works especially written for them, often contextualized with classical repertoire and historical avant-garde work.
asamisimasa has collaborated with composers such as Joanna Bailie, Annesley Black, Aldo Clementi, Laurence Crane, Brian Ferneyhough, Nicolaus A. Huber, Johannes Kreidler, Helmut Lachenmann, Klaus Lang, Alvin Lucier, Helmut Oehring, Luis Antunes Pena and, Mathias Spahlinger, and extensively with cross-media composers including Natasha Barrett, Trond Reinholdtsen, Martin Schüttler, Matthew Shlomowitz, Simon Steen-Andersen, Kristine Tjøgersen and Øyvind Torvund.
Performances include Philharmonie Berlin (debut on Deutschlandradio Kultur), WDR, Darmstadt Summer Course, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Ultraschall Berlin, Ultima, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, rainy days, Monday Evening Concerts LA, Other Minds Festival (San Francisco), ECLAT, Wien Modern, Cutting Edge (London), AngelicA and SPOR, among others. Two collaborations with Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart have resulted in major stage works by Clemens Gadenstätter and Simon Steen-Andersen. The group has released numerous recordings, two of which have been awarded the Spellemannprisen for best contemporary music record of the year. Their latest release is an LP devoted to the music of Trond Reinholdtsen. Upcoming events include collaborations with Yiran Zhao and Thomas Meadowcroft.
As of November 2022