Kim Myhr - guitar
Kim Myhr (born 1981) is a guitarist and composer based in Oslo, Norway. He studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston from 2003 to 2005, and has since had an active performance schedule with concerts throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and North-America. In 2008, he received the JazZtipend at the Molde International Jazz Festival. The prize included a commission for Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, a large ensemble consisting of thirteen handpicked improvisers from Norway and Australia, featuring Sidsel Endresen, Clare Cooper, Jim Denley and Christian Wallumrød amongst others. The 1-hour piece, which was later entitled «stems and cages», recieved wide critical acclaim. Although composition is a valued activity for Myhr, his main focus remains improvisation and long-term collaborations. His most important projects are MURAL (with Jim Denley and Ingar Zach), Silencers (with Benoit Delbecq, Nils Ostendorf and Toma Gouband) and duos with Sebastien Roux, Nils Ostendorf and Jim Denley. Kim Myhr is also the co-director of the Fri Resonans festival, which has been presenting cutting-edge and innovative music in Trondheim, Norway since 2005.