Ness: Mad Cap Tootling, Wet Blubber Soup, Gust, Low Jive


The music of the contemporary Norwegian composer Jon Øivind Ness is marked by a strong engagement with pop and rock techniques – pounding rhythms, strong melodies, blocks of strikingly characterised textures – and while it sounds at times like Frank Zappa’s ‘classical’ works, the heavy dissonances and virtuosic solo lines ...

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