Gryphon Trio will join Nordic Voices in Oslo, Norway between November 5-8, 2018. The visit will bring the two ensembles together and serve as the launch of a long term collaborative partnership that has been in the planning stages for almost two years. This partnership will see the Gryphon Trio and Nordic Voices curating programs that combine commissioned works by Canadian and Norwegian composers for voices and choir, with existing Gryphon Trio and Nordic Voices repertoire. The programs will be offered to presenters throughout Canada, the United States and Europe and as such will allow both ensembles to expand their repertoire as well as benefit from each other’s touring networks. The visit will also include a rehearsal workshop of Scar Tissue, a new work for voices and trio by Canadian Composer Jeff Ryan and poet/writer Michael Redhill. The Scar Tissue will premiere in Ottawa, Canada, on February 1, 2019.