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Kitchen Orchestra & Kim Myhr

  • Lørdag 13. mai
  • 21:00
  • Tou - Maskinhallen
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Kim Myhr wrote his work for Kitchen Orchestra during the lockdown period of 2020. Before he began the composition, he imagined a two-part piece, almost a “night” and “day” arrangement, with the first half appearing rather sombre by comparison with the lighter second half. The music is intense, physical and sensual, at times bordering onto the psychedelic spectrum. Whilst it started out as an exploration of fundamental elements, it ended up as a rich and complex piece, both in sound and in style.

Kim Myhr, guitarist and composer, has been touring internationally since the early 2000s, and has released several albums in his own name. The album “You | me” was nominated for the Nordic Music Prize in 2018 and received rave reviews internationally. His last album entitled “Vesper”, which was a collaboration with Australian Art Orchestra, was nominated for the Spellemann Award in 2020 in the “Contemporary” category. As a composer, he has written music for Australian Art Orchestra, Quatuor Bozzini, Kitchen Orchestra, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. He has also collaborated with Jenny Hval, Lasse Marhaug, Christian Wallumrød, and many more.

“Kim Myhr is a master of slow-morphing rhythms and sun-dappled textures that seem to glow from the inside”, writes The Guardian.

Kitchen Orchestra is a creative, modern and unpredictable ensemble based in Stavanger and  focusing primarily on contemporary improvisation. Since 2005, the orchestra has joined forces with musical greats such as George Lewis, Django Bates, Evan Parker and Geir Lysne. In 2013 the orchestra released “Kitchen Orchestra featuring Alexander von Schlippenbach” and performed a piece entitled “Decay of Logic” on an album by Anthony Pateras called “Collected Works Vol. II (2005 – 2018)”.


Time and place:
Saturday, 13th. May, 21.00 hrs, at Maskinhallen, Tou.