FinnSam (Finnmark Samtidsensemble) is a project-based ensemble consisting of musicians from Troms and Finnmark counties. The ensemble is founded and led by Kristine Hansen.
FinnSam had its debut November 11th in the Arctic Cathedral, Alta. They premiered five pieces for the occasion written by Arnt Håkon Ånesen, Rakel Nystabakk, Nils Anders Mortensen and Kristine Hansen.
The debut was supported by FFUK, Alta kommune, Scene Finnmark and Fond for Lyd og Bilde.
The ensemble is currently consisting of;
Idun Hjellestad Jørgensen (flute)
Marius Slåttsveen (trombone)
Anja Hætta Bergkvam (bass-trombone)
Rebekka Larsen (euphonium)
Jan-Arne Stavik Karlsen (tuba)
Nils Anders Mortensen (piano)
Kristine Hansen (percussion)
Rakel Nystabakk (laptop)