Jon Øivind Ness: The Shoots (concerto for percussion & orchestra)

The Norwegian composer Jon Øivind Ness has always been inspired by pop-music. And he has for a long time been fascinated by the idea to merge his pop references and his modern musical language, just to see what happens! This also reflects back on the title of the work The Shoots, which is inspired by the Scottish group The Associates and their song No:

Tore my hair out from the roots
Planted them in someone’s garden
Then I waited for the shoots
Then I waited for the shoots

Jon Øivind Ness wrote The Shoots to HKKS in 2015 and was premiered by him and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra with chief conductor Christian Vasquez.


The Shoots was financially supported by