Mondegreen

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Mondegreen (photo by Anthony Hawley)

Mondegreen is the viola and organ improvisation team consisting of violist/composer Jonah Sirota and organist/composer Kurt Knecht. They got their start improvising music for the contemplative service called SPACE at St Marks on the Campus Episcopal Church in Lincoln, NE. The unusual effects made possible by the church's Bedient Op. 11 tracker-action organ inspired them to create standalone compositions which they began to perform, both in that space and on tour in clubs (traveling with both a digital keyboard and a transportable organ). Mondegreen is featured in the composition Current on Jonah Sirota's upcoming album STRONG SAD.