Kim Myhr (Norway) with Peter Knight ( Australian Art Orchestra #AAO) and Tony Buck( @TheNecks)
DATE: Friday 8 June, 8pm
Kim Myhr with The AAO and Tony Buck
DATE: Saturday 9 June, 8pm
LOCATION FOR BOTH CONCERTS: The SUBSTATION 1 MARKET STREET, NEWPORT , VICTORIA 3015, AUSTRALIA
COST: $30 or $45 if you book both Myhr performances at the same time
BOOKINGS: www.thesubstation.org.au or (03) 391 1110
“Kim Myhr is a master of slow-morphing rhythms and sun-dappled textures that seem to glow from the inside…” The Guardian (You Me album). One of the world’s most distinctive guitarists, Norwegian experimental musician Kim Myhr arrives at The SUBSTATION for two vastly different concert experiences - a solo performance of his 12 string master musicianship and an audacious collaboration with The Australian Art Orchestra- as part of the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
With his style described as somewhere between American folk strumming and 60s avant-garde orchestral soundmass, Kim Myhr is a master of the 12-string guitar. His sound is equally seductive and intriguing with long form drones, slow melodic arcs and moments of psychedelic intensity that draw on rock music, minimalism and jazz to create a personal musical expression. “12-string guitar is tuned in a very different way to normal guitar tuning. That creates radically different possibilities of sound and that process is very exciting to me. Not necessarily with a goal to create something entirely new, like a novelty, but arriving at places from a new angle,” said Myhr.
On Friday 8 June, these feats are on intimate display in Three Solos. Three musicians who have each re-defined their instrument Kim Myhr, Peter Knight and Tony Buck hold the spotlight in back to back solos. Myhr presents solo works for the 12 string guitar, The Necks' iconic drummer Tony Buck exemplifies his acclaimed musicianship on drums and guitar whilst Australian Art Orchestra Artistic Director and celebrated trumpeter Peter Knight premieres a new work for processed trumpet.
In his second outing, Myhr takes to the stage with one of Australia’s most distinctive and adventurous contemporary music ensembles the Australian Art Orchestra, performing the world premiere of a work he created especially for the shape-shifting 10-piece orchestra. Two violinists, two drummers, bass, hammered dulcimer, electronics, bass clarinet, Revox reel-to-reel tape machine and Myhr’s 12-string electric guitar make up the unusual sonic union. Award winning young bass clarinet virtuoso, Aviva Endean, incendiary violinist Erkki Veltheim, Tony Buck and Peter Knight are amongst the musician line-up.
Thanks to our friends at Prue Bassett Publicity Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine proudly covers the 8 June concert ( media: Roslynne Garwood-Webb) Please stay tuned for more information