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Norwegian experimental musician Kim Myhr arrives at The SUBSTATION as part of the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

BY PBP | 24-May-2018
One of the world’s most distinctive guitarists, Norwegian experimental musician Kim Myhr arrives at The SUBSTATION for two vastly different concert experiences as part of the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. @thesubstation_
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.

EVENT DETAILS:
Three Solos
Kim Myhr, Tony Buck and Peter Knight
DATE: Friday 8 June
TIME: 8pm
DURATION: 2 hours in total
COST: $30 or $45 if you book both Myhr performances at the same time

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Untitled for Guitar and Orchestra
Kim Myhr with AAO and Tony Buck
DATE: Saturday 9 June
TIME: 8pm
DURATION: 60 mins
COST: $30 or $45 if you book both Myhr performances at the same time
VENUE: The SUBSTATION, 1 Market Street Newport
BOOKINGS: www.thesubstation.org.au or (03) 391 1110
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