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stolon 01:31
viscocity 02:23
sap 05:14
faded cages 02:04
petiole 01:06
the ark 11:00


In 2008 the guitarist and composer Kim Myhr received a commision to create a work for the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. The music, with its strong focus on soundscapes, textures, and collective musical solutions, surprised many at its premiere in Molde Cathedral. The cd ”stems and cages”, which is an edited version of the Molde-concert, was released on MNJ records march 2010 to great critical acclaim.

The Stems and Cages project also permformed at the Victoriaville Festival in May 2010.

The band numbers thirteen in total, eleven from Norway and two from Australia, all top-class improvisers and musicians.

Kim Myhr: guitar
Sidsel Endresen: voice
Christian Wallumrød: piano, harpsichord
Kari Rønnekleiv: violin, viola
Clare Cooper (AU): guzheng
Michael Duch: double bass
Jim Denley (AU): saxophone, flutes
Eivind Lønning: trumpet
Espen Reinertsen: saxophone
Klaus Holm: clarinet
Martin Taxt: tuba
Ingar Zach: percussion
Tor Haugerud: percussion


released March 1, 2010

stems and cages is an edited live recording of a performance in Molde Domkirke during the Molde International Jazz Festival on July 14 2009
Recorded by Thomas Hukkelberg
Mixed and mastered by Thomas Hukkelberg
Produced by Eirik Hegdal and Kim Myhr

Music composed by Kim Myhr in collaboration with the musicians.


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Trondheim Jazz Orchestra Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra is one of the most important and creative jazz ensembles in Norway. Since it was established in 2000, the orchestra has had a great number of exciting projects with Norwegian and international jazz profiles such as Chick Corea, Joshua Redman, Ole Morten Vågan, Eirik Hegdal, Sofia Jernberg, Maria Kannegaard, Kim Myhr, Jenny Hval, Erlend Skomsvoll, Marius Neset. ... more


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