Kim Myhr

Guitarist & composer

You | me - live

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 13:38
You me live

Very happy to announce that there will be a live version of You | me touring this autumn with a dream line-up of Tony Buck, Ingar Zach and Hans Hulbækmo on drums and percussion, and Håvard Volden, Adrian Myhr, David Stackenäs and myself on various guitars. Morten Olsen will also be joining on some of the gigs. We’ll be playing doing concerts in Oslo, Copenhagen, Berlin, Helsinki and Trondheim, with more activity planned for 2019.

Concerts with Christian Wallumrød

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 09:15
Wallumrød Myhr

Playing two concerts with Christian Wallumrød in Norway this week! 2. October at Playdate in Bergen, and 4. October at Inderøy Jazzforum. We are also working towards a recording. More info about this soonish. Check out a small excerpt of our music below.

New release announced for November 23.

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 22:26

I have a new record coming out on HUBRO in november, featuring Canadian string quartet Quatuor Bozzini, the words and voice of Caroline Bergvall and percussionist Ingar Zach. 'pressing clouds passing crowds' was originally a commission for Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville in 2016, very excited it will finally be out. From Hubro's press release: “Inspired by meeting poet Caroline Bergvall in 2015 and the music of Robert Ashley that I was listening to at the time, I was wanting to make a longer, slow-moving piece centered around a speaking voice”, says Myhr. "The composition is in six parts, but the parts all blend into each other so that they feel like one slowly changing state of mind.” The result is a triumphant achievement where music and text appear inextricably bound up with each other, with Bergvall’s hypnotic voice and incantatory delivery acting at times like an additional musical instrument, while the string quartet’s stabs, drones and glissando slides provide emphatic punctuation and rich musical counterpoint to the evolving story, which is itself a complex layering of sound and sense, discourse and narrative." 

pressing clouds passing crowds with Quatour Bozzini, Caroline Bergvall and Ingar Zach

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:27

Kim Myhr, Quatour Bozzini, in studio

Pressing clouds passing crowds, a piece I composed for Quatour Bozzini, Caroline Bergvall and Ingar Zach, originally premiered at FIMAV-festival in Victoriaville in 2016, will be released on HUBRO in late-november. Recorded last year at Athletic Sound in Halden, the recording turned out really well, and I’m very excited to share it soon with you all. 

Sheet music on mixing console

Premiere of new work for Australian Art Orchestra

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:26

Earlier in the summer Australian Art Orchestra premiered a new piece I wrote for them at Melbourne Jazz Festival. The music turned out really great, and I hope there will be more opportunities to perform this in the future. It featured a wonderful line-up of Erkki Veltheim (viola), Liz Wright (violin), Joe Talia (tape), Peter Knight (trumpet, electronics, dulcimer), Aviva Endean (clarinet, dulcimer), Jacques Emery (bass), Tony Buck (drums) and myself on 12-string electric guitar. 

Kim Myhr AAO

Upcoming events

Berliner Festspiele with You | me, Berlin

Festival Sons d'Automne with Eve Risser Ensemble, Annecy

Vindöga Festival with Electric Daisy, Sandviken

We Jazz Festival with You | me, Helsinki

Werkplaats Walter in Solo, Brussels

Barents Spektakel/Friform with Christian Wallumrød, Kirkenes

Vår Frue Kirke in Solo, Trondheim

Onassis Cultural Centre w/ Ensemble EnsEmble, Athens

Past events

2018

Oct 11th-Red Bull Festival, Oslo
Oct 6th-Fri Resonans with You | me, Trondheim
Oct 4th-Rødbrygga with Christian Wallumrød, Inderøy
Oct 2nd-Playdate with Christian Wallumrød, Bergen
Sep 25th-Viktoria Teatern with Electric Daisy, Malmö
Sep 19th-Ultima with You | me, Oslo
Sep 18th-Alice with You | me, Copenhagen
Sep 13th-Nesodden Jazzklubb with Christian Wallumrød
Jul 6th-Motvind Festival with Kjell Bjørgeengen, Oslo
Jun 23rd-Moss Videregående in Solo, Moss
Jun 13th-INLAND in Solo, Sydney
Jun 12th-Opus Now with Jim Denley and Robbie Avenaim, Sydney
Jun 10th-Sound Out Series #2/Canberra International Music Fest in solo, Canberra
Jun 9th-Melbourne Jazz Festival w Australian Art Orch, Melbourne
Jun 8th-Melbourne Jazz Festival in solo, Melbourne
Jun 2nd-Atelier du Plateau with Eve Risser Ensemble, Paris
Jun 1st-Atelier du Plateau with Eve Risser Ensemble, Paris
Apr 10th-Centro Cultural Benito Moliner with Ingar Zach, Huesca
Apr 9th-Cruce with Ingar Zach, Madrid
Apr 5th-KIM Fest with Electric Daisy, Berlin
Mar 10th-Akusmata in solo, Helsinki
Feb 15th-Fylkingen in solo, Stockholm
Feb 10th-Blå with Kjell Bjørgeengen, Oslo
Feb 7th-Nylyd with Christian Wallumrød, Skien
Jan 16th-Blow Out with Christian Wallumrød, Oslo
Jan 10th-Brötz with Electric Daisy, Göteborg
Jan 9th-Biermannsgården with Electric Daisy, Oslo

2017

Dec 10th-Maison de la Norvège in solo, Paris
Nov 9th-Nasjonal Jazzscene with Lasse Marhaug, Oslo
Oct 29th-Nasjonal Jazzscene with Quatuor Bozzini, Caroline Bergvall and Ingar Zach, Oslo
Oct 28th-Sound Festival with Quatuor Bozzini, Caroline Bergvall and Ingar Zach, Aberdeen
Oct 24th-Blow Out with Kjell Bjørgeengen, Oslo
Oct 22nd-WORM in solo, Rotterdam
Oct 20th-Zemlika Festival in solo, Durbe
Sep 30th-Fritt Fall with Adrian Myhr og Eivind Lønning
Sep 28th-Festival of Endless Gratitude in solo, Copenhagen
Sep 26th-Levande musik in solo, Gothenburg
Aug 8th-Klubbdagen Øya in solo, Oslo
Aug 5th-Festival Norpas with Garden of Vigilance, Dalsbruk
Jun 29th-Mandaljazz in solo, Mandal
Jun 21st-Super-Deluxe in solo, Tokyo
Jun 17th-Oto oto with Toshimaru Nakamura, Tokyo
Jun 16th-Apollo with Tetuzi Akiyama, Tokyo
Jun 1st-Instants Chavirès with Lasse Marhaug, Paris
May 31st-Café Oto with Lasse Marhaug, London
May 24th-Biermannsgården with Klaus Holm and Martin Taxt, Oslo
May 14th-Atelier du Plateau with Benoit Delbecq, Paris
May 13th-Atelier du Plateau with Benoit Delbecq, Paris
May 9th-Playdate in solo, Bergen
Apr 29th-Lindemansalen in solo, Oslo
Apr 8th-Vossajazz in solo, Voss
Mar 25th-Pied nu in solo, Le Havre
Mar 23rd-Inès with Circadia, Halmstad
Mar 15th-Periferien in solo, Oslo
Mar 10th-Rockheim with Lasse Marhaug, Trondheim
Mar 9th-Nils Aas Kunstverksted with Lasse Marhaug, Inderøy
Feb 5th-Pit Inn with The New Songs, Tokyo
Feb 4th-Pit Inn with The New Songs, Tokyo
Feb 3rd-Candy with The New Songs, Chiba
Feb 2nd-Airegin with The New Songs, Yokohama
Feb 1st-Nardis with The New Songs, Kashiwa

Discography

About

Kim Myhr has been one of the leading voices on the experimental scene in Norway in recent years, both a composer and a guitarist. Myhr's solo music can be described as an orchestral exploration of the 12-string guitar. He has released three solo records; "All your limbs singing" (SOFA 2014),  and «BLOOM» (HUBRO 2016), and «You | me», which came out on HUBRO in November 2017. The latter features contributions from drummers Tony Buck, Hans Hulbækmo and Ingar Zach, and recieved a "Honorary Mention" at Nordic Music Prize in 2018. It was nominated alongside Björk, Fever Ray and 9 other Nordic Artists. 

Myhr is an active composer and regularly writes music for chamber ensembles, electroacoustic settings and various theatrical projects. He has written two critically acclaimed works for Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, the first with Sidsel Endresen for Moldejazz in 2009, and the second one written together with pop singer Jenny Hval for Ultima festival in 2012. Both works have since been released on record. In June 2018, Myhr premiered a new work for Australian Art Orchestra for Melbourne Jazz festival, and in November 2018 he is releasing a longer piece for the Canadian string quartet Quatour Bozzini, poet Caroline Bergvall and percussionist Ingar Zach. He is currently working on different projects with Christian Wallumrød, Lasse Marhaug, Kjell Bjørgeengen, Eve Risser and Sofia Jernberg.

 

Press

You | me (2017)

«A sonically adventurous record, beautifully listenable and immersive»
Nordic Music Prize Honorary Mention

«Kim Myhr is a master of slow-morphing rhythms and sun-dappled textures that seem to glow from the inside…It’s an album to bolster the spirits and ground the nerves. traveling music for big-sky vistas»
★★★★ The Guardian (UK)

"a tremendous piece of music»
BBC3 

«delicate and suffused with beauty, yet exudes a power derived from the clarity of its creative vision. Truly, an ocean of sound.»
★★★★ MOJO  (UK)

«surely a minor masterpiece»
Jazzwise

Bloom (2016)

«a trance state between the acoustic and the electronic, where an alchemical late-hours lyricism is born.»
★★★★ MOJO (UK)

Årets sjuende beste norske plate
Dagbladet (NO)

"extravagants orages qui peuvent se transformer en transports shamaniques, dérives cosmiques et ruminations bruitistes, tout un capharnaüm extra-musical parfois effacé au profit de nappes cristallines semblables à d’évanescents mandalas sans cesse recommencés. […] comme des étonnements d’enfance.»  Les Inrockuptibles (FR)

In The End His Voice Will Be The Sound Of Paper (2016)

«A grotesquely beautiful paradox of sound»
SLUG magazine (US)

«arresting piece of work»
The Quietus (UK)

«Remarkable»
Jazzwise (UK)

«Compelling, riveting listening»
All about Jazz (UK)

All Your Limbs Singing (2014)

«A delirious love letter to the 12-string acoustic guitar»
WIRE Magazine, Clive Bell (UK)

"One of Myhr's finest attributes is his courage to let the music unfold with guileless simplicity, so we focus tightly on the sound. Elsewhere he brings his devilish command of the guitar to bear."
Sydney Morning Herald, John Shand (AU)

«Simple, direct and utterly absorbing»
Fluid Radio (UK)

"An extremely attractive offering: open, considered and refreshingly heedless og trends".
Just Outside (US)

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Contact

For high-res press photos, interview requests and other press enquiries, please contact Andreas Meland: andreas@grappa.no

For bookings and other enquiries: info@kimmyhr.com