[sic!] presenterer: Jim Denley (AUS) & Kim Myhr duo + Ergo

Førstkommende søndag, på Soria Moria: treblås- og gitarimpro, pluss fantastisk og uforutsigbar låtskriver! Vi gleder oss big time.

Jim Denley and Kim Myhr met in Sydney in early 2007, and their first cd “Systems
Realignment” was recorded six months later. Since then the duo has done
numerous concerts in Europe and Australia. “Systems Realignment” is not
only a completely new take on guitar/saxophone combinations, but an
attempt to rethink their fundamental musical methodology. There is an
interest in materiality, almost at a primitive level, without being
embarrassed to work with resulting harmonic structures. Frequency and
rhythm is examined, but not within conventional grids. Perhaps the
positivity of the result, comes from the project not rejecting other musics,
but embracing elements from a vast range of sources ranging form
traditional to contemporary and electronic music. The result is a lush and
surprising flurry of acoustic, electronic and mechanical gestures.

Jim Denley (born 1957) is considered one of Australia’s foremost improvisers of new music with a career spanning over three decades. He started playing the flute at age 11, and later picked up the alto saxophone. An emphasis on spontaneity, site-specific work and collaboration has been central to his work. He was recently awarded a Fellowship by the Australia Council and is currently working towards a paradigm shift in the notion and perception of the saxophone; to establish its relevance to ancient and current traditions in Australian music, and to extend its range with the addition of innovative electronics and miking. Denley has worked extensively in Europe, Australia and America, notably with  groups like Machine for Making Sense, Lines and MURAL, as well as duo projects with Axel Dörner, Clayton Thomas, Joel Stern, Peter Blamey and Kim Myhr. Jim Denley also runs the record label Splitrec.



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.


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Marius Ergo er en sanger og multiinstrumentalist fra Oslo, kanskje mest kjent fra band som Lukestar, Magnus Moriarty™ og Kaospilot. På egenhånd lager han alt fra dronende akustisk folk og støyende improvisasjoner, til fengende elektronisk popmusikk. I 2009 kom fullengderen “Mountaineering”, som inneholdt gjesteopptredener fra blandt annet Magnus Moriarty™ og Kjetil Møster. Live vever Ergo fram psykedeliske og polyrytmiske mønstre fra sin tolvstrengsgitar kombinert med elektronikk og vemodig sang. Sentimentalt og transcendentalt i samme gate som Owen Pallett, Six Organs of Admittance og Nurse with Wound.


Sagt om Ergo:


“Ergo er ikke bare godt bevandret i amerikansk folk, han kjennes også som en venn av moderne indierock, balkan, gamelan og støyrock for å nevne litt, noe han får utløp for gjennom sitt engasjement i band som Truls and the Trees, Kaospilot, Center of the Universe og Now We’ve Got Members. Han er i det hele tatt en av de mest kreative, allsidige og spennende krefter i Oslos musikkmiljø.” – Bjørn Hammershaug – Groove.no


“Med ene foten nær Fleet Foxes, noen tær ved Pentangle, andre ved festivalkollega James Blackshaw, Devendra Banhart, Bright Black Morninglight og deres like viser Ergo seg med lidenskap og musikalsk potens.” – Jan-Olav Glette  – Ballade


“Det er liksom en helhetelig skive da, men skal man trekke fram enkeltlåter så må det være åpningssporet, ”Dilettantes And Jew’s Harp Players”, ”Bastards, Bastards, Bastards” og ”The Butchers Boy”. Fyren kan ikke bare spille alle instrumenter i hele verden, men han kan synge også. Fy flate.” – Andreas Milde – Furoreiharare.com


“Stor variasjon er det også her, med sanger som kunne vært framført av aldrende visefolk som Roy Harper, og lydbilder som tar av i ukjent terreng som bør etterforskes. Plata bare vokser for hver gang det lyttes.” – Rune Westengen – Romerikes Blad


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