Guitarist & composer
You | me shows
Just back from a great trip in Canada and Bergen. We had a lot of fun!
We also got some nice reviews:
"It was like hearing a story where the ending really didn´t matter, because you hoped to live in the telling for as long as possible." 9/10 score in Exclaim!
"After laying out a kinetic soundscape of muted colors, the density of the music increased, the cross-rhythms became more complex. The cumulative effect was mesmerizing." Avant Music News
Next up for You | me is Kongsberg on July 4., then two French festivals at the end of August: Festival Météo in Mulhouse and Baignade Interdite near Toulouse.
You | me in Canada in May
Really excited to be bringing the You | me band to Canada in May, we'll be doing shows at both FIMAV-festival and Festival des Musiques de Creation in Saguenay. The line-up for the Canadian concerts will be with myself, Håvard Volden, Adrian Myhr, David Stackenäs on guitars and electronics, and Hans Hulbækmo, Ingar Zach and Toma Gouband on drums and percussion.
North of Norway and Russia with Christian Wallumrød
Doing two concerts in the far north with Christian Wallumrød in the beginning of February. This will be my first ever performance in Russia, which is exciting.
7. February - Inversia Festival in Murmansk, Russia
14. February - Friform Kirkenes in Kirkenes, Norway
Solo show in Brussels
Playing a solo concert on 18. January at Werkplaats Walter, a great new place run by drummer Teun Verbruggen. Last concert in Brussels was in 2011, so this is a rather rare occasion.
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.
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»
«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»
«a trance state between the acoustic and the electronic, where an alchemical late-hours lyricism is born.»
★★★★ MOJO (UK)
Årets sjuende beste norske plate
"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)
«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)