Ensemble neoN was formed by Jan Martin Smørdal and Julian Skar in 2008 with a group of musicians educated at The Norwegian Academy of Music. The establishment of the ensemble was a result of a passionate interest in contemporary music from all parties after many of years of experience in the field. Ensemble noeN comprises nine musicians, two composers and a conductor.
Ensemble neoN aims to present music at the highest level possible, focusing on Norwegian and international works. In addition to performing new compositions, Ensemble neoN has established itself as a group of musicians who are involved with the creation of cross-genre projects between popular music and Western art music. In addition to this, neoN works across artistic forms, collaborating with visual artists, performing artists and installation artists to produce new and exciting works.