AD HOC #1: Jim Denley & Kim Myhr

Musicians Jim Denley (Australia) and Kim Myhr (Norway) make their Los Angeles premeire.

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Jim Denley is considered one of Australia’s foremost improvisers of new music with a career spanning over three decades. 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 also runs the record label Splitrec. In Mural, Jim plays flute and saxophone.

Kim Myhr is a guitarist and composer based in Oslo, Norway. He studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston 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 which included a commission for Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, a large ensemble consisting of thirteen handpicked improvisers from Norway and Australia; the one hour piece received wide critical acclaim. 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.