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Kim Myhr & Sébastien Roux
16/04/2011 - 20:30

Coming from the experimental electronic music scene, Sébastien Roux has played in Europe, Australia and United States. He has been invited by several festivals like Musique Action (Nancy) Nuit d’hiver (Marseille), Netmage (Bologna), Whynote (Dijon), Présence Electronique (Paris), J’en Rêve (Fondation Cartier Paris), Musica (Strasbourg), Net Days (Bruxelles), Santarcangelo (Italy).In 2006, he did a residency in the studios of La Muse en Circuit to work on his piece Oblique, for cello and electronics (premiere: “Extension du domaine de la note” festival /Paris) He also spent a 15 days residency at the school of fine arts of Nice (Villa Arson) with Eddie Ladoire to work on a radio piece project.He worked with French sound artist Vincent Epplay, on Klavier integral, a piece commissioned by GRM.He got commissioned a soundtrack for French archives of the 20th century architecture by the Museum of contemporary art of Vitry.In 2005, he worked on an improvised music project with drummer Leonzio Cherubini and viola player Garth Knox.Since 2003, he has been working as musical assistant at IRCAM, where he mainly collaborates with composer Georges Aperghis (Avis de Tempête).He has been awarded for the sixth international radio art contest, organized by la Muse en Circuit.His work is released by the labels apestaartje, 12k, Carpark and Room 40, and by n-rec and optical sound for the heller project.« Sébastien Roux is one of the most interesting musician of the French electronic scene : his contemporary music culture, and his pop music culture allow him to compose a very evocative music, mixing electronics and organic with smartness and feelings – like Fennesz or Mitchell Akiyama.. Sébastien Roux is an inquiring musician, ready for every kind of collaborations : opera with Aperghis, minimal electronics with Heller, Pop and Musique Concrète with Greg Davis (Paquet surprise, released on Carpark).David Sanson – www.mouvement.net

Kim Myhr (born 17. december 1981 in Oslo) is a musician and composer in the field of contemporary and improvised music. He studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston (2003-2005) and has since then lived a cosmopolitan lifestyle with periodical stays in Oslo, Cologne, Paris and Sydney. He has embarked on an international career as an improviser and has performed throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada and United States. His other projects these days is a duo with australian musician Jim Denley (cd out on either/OAR 2008), a group called ”silencers” with pianist Benoit Delbecq, plus a group with Quebec musicians Martin Tetreault, Philippe Lauzier and Pierre-Yves Martel (cd out 2008 on Ambiances Magnetiques). He has also collaborated with Anthony Pateras, Robbie Avenaim, Toshi Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Christian Wallumrød to mention a few. Kim is the organizer of a festival for improvised and new music in Trondheim, Norway called ”Fri Resonans”.Myhr is interested in sound poetry, where it is the sound itself, its texture and nuance of timbre that is the core of his expression, rather than traditional musikal parameters such as functional harmony and melody, although they can appear too, but then only hidden, like shades.The consideration of nothing is also important in his music: to take no existing element for granted and to build music from nothing and with simple buildingblocks. In other words, Myhr sees the importance of questioning the very foundation of his thinking about music. Deconstructing it, then constructing. Why is there music, and not nothing? Myhr received the JazZtipend 2008/2009 at the Molde Jazz festival in 2008, the largest jazz-price in Norway. He will return to Molde in 2009 with a new piece for large ensemble featuring Sidsel Endresen, Christian Wallumrød, Jim Denley, Clare Cooper and many others.

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