Kim Myhr (Norway) with the Australian Art Orchestra
Melbourne Jazz Festival at Substation 9th June 2018
Australian Art Orchestra
Kim Myhr, guitar
Artistic director, trumpet, electronics: Peter Knight Bass clarinet, Aviva Endean Drums: Tony Buck
Violin: Lizzy Welsh
Violin: Erkki Veltheim
Contra bass: Sam Pankhurst
Drums/electronics: Joe Talia
Bass trombone, flute, buchla: Adrian Sherriff
System design Jem Savage
Kim Myhr, a leading light on the Norwegian experimental scene, recently nominated for the Nordic Music Prize alongside Bjork and others, teams up with Australia’s leading contemporary music ensemble the Australian Art Orchestra. to create a work that weaves a complex fabric of pulses, physical sound, and near psychedelic harmonic density.
Kim Myhr has developed a reputation as a guitarist, and composer through his solo music, which is described as an “orchestral exploration of the 12-string guitar”, as well as through his music for chamber ensembles, electroacoustic settings and various theatrical projects. These include, recently, Jenny Hval and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, MURAL, with Ingar Zach and Australian saxophone icon Jim Denley, and CIRCADIA with David Stackenäs, Joe Williamson, The Necks’ drummer Tony Buck.
Reviews for Kim Myhr’s most recent album You Me -
“A tremendous piece of music” BBC, Late Junction.
★★★★ The Guardian.
"20 best classical releases of 2017" Scotland Herald.