#41 Sasha Siem – So Polite

This brilliantly quirky little tyke from Cambridge and Harvard music graduate, Sasha Siem, is part folk, part jazz and part spoken word. Ironic, pithy, cheeky and with a perpetually raised eyebrow, it dances along to the none-too-shoddy accompaniment of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. A winner of the prestigious British Composer Award, Siem isn’t afraid to play with musical structure and covention  – with delightful results. A British-Norwegian answer to France’s Camille – and then some – we’re watching Siem’s career with avid interest.