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Australian Art Orchestra featuring Kim Myhr and Tony Buck

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Leading light on the Norwegian experimental scene, Kim Myhr performs in the world premiere of a new work he created especially for the shape-shifting 10-piece Australian Art Orchestra. Tailored to the group’s ability to traverse acoustic and electronic textures, Myhr weaves a complex interplay of rhythmic pulses, visceral texture and near-psychedelic harmonic density.

KIM MYHR takes to the stage with Australia’s most distinctive and adventurous contemporary music ensembles, performing the world premiere of a work he created especially for the shape-shifting 10-piece Australian Art Orchestra. Two violinists, two drummers, bass, hammered dulcimer, electronics, bass clarinet, Revox reel-to-reel tape machine and Myhr’s 12-string electric guitar make up the unusual sonic union.

Myhr has an established reputation as one of the industries leading contemporary innovators, creating arresting compositions for chamber ensembles, electroacoustic settings and various theatrical projects. These include, most recently, Mural, with Ingar Ar Zach and Australian saxophone icon Jim Denley, and Circadia with David Stackenas, Joe Williamson, and The Necks' drummer Tony Buck.

Award-winning young bass clarinet virtuoso, AVIVA ENDEAN, incendiary violinist ERKKI VELTHEIMTONY BUCK and Australian Art Orchestra Artistic Director PETER KNIGHT are amongst the musician line-up.

Kim Myhr, guitar
Peter Knight, trumpet, electronics
Aviva Endean, bass clarinet
Tony Buck drum kit
Lizzy Welsh, violin
Erkki Veltheim, violin
Jacques Emery, contra bass, hammered dulcimer
Joe Talia, Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape machine, percussion
Jem Savage, sound design, live sound 


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