NEAL concert series Geelong

Four accomplished soloists from across the globe join forces to create rich and
detailed landscapes of expansive textures. Featuring Norwegian percussionist
Ingar Zach, Italian flutist Alessandra Rombolà, Spanish accordionist Esteban
Algora, and Australian clarinetist Aviva Endean, the ensemble create their music
with improvisational and compositional parameters side by side. The ensemble
emerges from a spontaneous meeting in Madrid where Aviva first worked
together with the well-established o3 trio. Drawing on their shared backgrounds
in improvisation, contemporary classical music and experimental practice the
ensemble worked together to develop a unique language of subtle virtuosity,
breath inflections, shifting accents, and fluctuating drones with a keen attention
to group interaction and long-form structures to create lush and hypnotic sound

O3 works across musical genres having worked with Merce Cunnigham Dance
Company, the norwegian experimental circus company Stella Polaris and with the
musicians Jane Rigler (USA, flute), Kim Myhr (NOR, guitar) and Jim Denley (AUS,
sax/flute). Their debut album: "…de las piedras”, was released on the english label
Another Timbre in 2007 and received excellent reviews.

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