TRONDHEIM JAZZ ORCHESTRA W/ KIM MYHR
- 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
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 performed 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.
In 2012 the Ultima Festival in Oslo commissioned a new piece by Kim Myhr and Jenny Hval written for TJO. The piece, called "in the end his voice was the sound of paper", was performed at the festival on September 11th 2012.
TRONDHEIM JAZZ ORCHESTRA W/ ESPEN REINERTSEN
Espen Reinertsen – saxophone and bass clarinet;
Sofia Jernberg – vocals;
Trine Knutsen – flute;
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm – saxophone and clarinet;
Eirik Hegdal – saxophone and clarinet;
Eivind Lønning – trumpet;
Hild Sofie Tafjord – horn;
Ole Jørgen Melhus – trombone;
Ole Morten Vågan – bass;
Christian Wallumrød – tangents;
Erik Nylander – drums;
Kyrre Laastad – drums;
Tor Breivik – sound design
Playing at Molde Jazz Festival on July 13, 2015