Real-time synthesis and processing combined with pre-recorded samples, field recordings and a virtuosic approach to the saxophone: two instrumentalists that are equally comfortable exploring meditative drones or dynamic and shifting sonic landscapes.

Abelseth/McCormick is an improvising laptop and saxophone duo based in Oslo, Norway. They met at the Academy of Music in Oslo in the fall of 2017 and soon after bonded over their common desire to explore new sonic landscapes and develop a novel musical vocabulary together. In the resulting collaboration, their instruments come together to expand the technical and expressive limits of each respective voice. In the last year, they have performed across Norway and Denmark, and continue to tour in Europe as they prepare to record their debut album in 2019.

Anders Abelseth – saxophones

Mike McCormick – laptop

Live in Oslo, 7.2.18: