Kim Myhr

  • Artist

In recent years, Kim Myhr has been one of the leading voices on the experimental scene in Norway as both a composer and a guitarist. In March 2014, he released the critically acclaimed solo record «All Your Limbs Singing» (SOFA); an orchestral exploration of the 12-string guitar sounding like something in between American folk strumming and 60s avant-garde soundmass orchestral music. The WIRE called it "a delirious love letter to the 12-string guitar". In 2016 he is releasing BLOOM, taking the music in a new and more electronic direction.

Myhr is an active composer, and writes for chamber ensembles, electroacoustic settings and various theatrical projects. He is also a member of MURAL (with Ingar Zach and Jim Denley) and Circadia (alongside David Stackenäs, Joe Williamson and Tony Buck). Kim has done collaborations with Sidsel Endresen, Lasse Marhaug, Sofia Jernberg, Sebastien Roux and Kjell Bjørgeengen to mention just a few.

Earlier in 2016 he released «In The End His Voice Will Be The Sound Of Paper» - a collaborative album with Jenny Hval and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. It was described by the Quietus as «an arresting piece of work», and by Slug Magazine as «a grotesquely beautiful paradox of sound, pleasing to the last». In May 2016 he premiered a new piece for the opening of Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville in Canada, for an extended version of the Bozzini string quartet. The piece is a collaboration with the London-based poet Caroline Bergvall, who wrote the text specifically for the piece.

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