Sarah Hennies – Contralto
Aksiom is an ensemble for new music based in Oslo, Norway. It was founded in 2010, and held its debut concert October 2nd the same year in Grønland Church.
A strength in the ensemble is its musicians' varied backgrounds. Some are classically trained, some come from the jazz and improv scene and some have a bit of both. They are part of other ensembles like Nakama, Vilde&Inga, Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, Skadedyr and Ensemble Allegria, and several of the members also compose for the ensemble.
Aksiom focuses mainly on developing new sonically based works together with younger composers in Norway and the Nordic region. In 2016 the eponymous debut CD Aksiom was released on LAWO Classics, with music by Øyvind Mæland, Lisa Streich, Johan Svensson and Martin Rane Bauck.