Kim Myhr (Norway) with the Australian Art Orchestra
Melbourne Jazz Festival at Substation 8th and 9th June 2018
Solo sets 8th June at Substation: Kim Myhr, Tony Buck, Peter Knight
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: Jacques Emery
Drums/electronics: Joe Talia
System design Jem Savage
THREE SOLOS feat TONY BUCK (Berlin/Aust),
KIM MYHR (Norway), PETER KNIGHT (Melb) 8th June
KIM MYHR & AAO world premiere of new commission 9th June. SUBSTATION for Melbourne Jazz Festival
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Tony Buck is one of the most extraordinary musicians Australia has produced. Based in Berlin for over two decades he has made his fame with iconic group, The Necks, which was recently called “the greatest trio on earth” by the New York Times. This concert will present a very rare solo performance by Tony Buck, who has been developing a performance mode that involves drum kit and electric guitar. VIDEO
Kim Myhr’s solo performances are hypnotic. At once virtuosic and gestural, the sound world slowly unfolds as harmonics are gradually shifted through minute changes to a continuous strumming pattern. His performances have been described as “an orchestral exploration of the 12-string guitar sounding like something in between American folk strumming and 60s avant-garde soundness orchestral music.” VIDEO
This is the world premiere live performance of a new piece Peter Knight has created for processed trumpet. Solo for Trumpet, Delays, Tape Loops, and Rice, showcases Peter’s unique approach to the instrument which uses laptop computer, Revox reel-to-reel tape, dropping rice, and multiple speakers to create an immersive experience. VIDEO
KIM MYHR WITH THE AAO 9th JUNE WORLD PREMIERE
Featuring KIM MYHR guitar, TONY BUCK drums, AVIVA ENDEAN clarinets, PETER KNIGHTtrumpet/electronics, JOE TALIA drums/electronics, JACQUES EMERY bass/hammered dulcimer, LIZZY WELSH viola, ERKKI VELTHEIM violin. Myhr’s piece for the shapeshifting Australian Art Orchestra exploits the group’s ability to traverse acoustic and electronic textures as it weaves a complex interplay of rhythmic of pulses, visceral texture, and near psychedelic harmonic density.
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.