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Live at Ringve Museum, Trondheim 2011
Release date: 24.06.11
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This quartet came together when Kim Myhr was offered a carte blanche for a short residency and concert at Ringve museum in Trondheim. Surrounded by the Trondheim fjord and the botanical gardens, it is a great place to work for a few days and develop new projects. Kim invited Burkhard Beins (with whom he'd never worked) and Nils Ostendorf from Berlin, as well as Kari Rønnekleiv from Oslo. Having not played together before, the group worked and discussed for three days, culminating in an afternoon concert on sunday may 8. All the music on the release is from that concert.


Kim Myhr is among the most active of the younger generation of improvisers in Norway, with regular performances in Europe, Australia, Asia and America. In 2008, he received the JazZtipend at the Molde International Jazz Festival. The prize included a commission for Trondheim Jazzorkester, a large ensemble consisting of thirteen handpicked improvisers from Norway and Australia, featuring Sidsel Endresen, Jim Denley, Ingar Zach and Christian Wallumrød among others. The one-hour piece, which was later released on CD entitled «stems and cages», recieved wide critical acclaim. In addition to making music, Kim Myhr is also the director of the Fri Resonans Festival, which has been presenting cutting-edge and innovative music in Trondheim, Norway since 2005. He is also co-running the record label SOFA.


Burkhard Beins born 1964 in Lower Saxony, lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer, working in the non-academic fields of experimental music, he is known for his widely abstracted use of percussion instruments in combination with selected objects. Since the late 1980's he is performing at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, North America, Australia/NZ and Asia as diverse as the LMC Festival (London), SKIF (St. Petersburg), Donaueschinger Musiktage, Musique Action (Nancy), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Kid Ailack Music Hall (Tokyo), Gaudeamus Festival (Amsterdam), Liquid Architecture (Australia), Taktlos (CH), Computing Music (Cologne), MoMA (New York), or Maerzmusik (Berlin). He is a member of groups like Perlonex, Activity Center, Polwechsel, Trio Sowari, Phosphor, BBB and The Sealed Knot, and also works with Keith Rowe, Sven-Åke Johansson, Phil Minton, Orm Finnendahl, John Tilbury, Charlemagne Palestine and many others. Meanwhile he has released more than 30 CDs and LPs on labels like 2:13 Music, Zarek, Erstwhile, Hat Hut, Potlatch, Absinth or Confront. His first Solo-CD "Disco Prova" has been released in 2007 and combines field recordings and percussion material with digital multitracking, followed in 2009 by "Structural Drift", a result of a sound art residency at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, based on e-bowed and propelled zither, analogue synth, objects and small electronics.


Kari Rønnekleiv is an established voice on the contemporary music scene in Norway. She recieved the Norwegian Grammy in 2007 with the solo violin cd "Ciaccona / 3 Persephone Perceptions", music specifically written for her by Norwegian composer Ole-Henrik Moe. She has in addition to doing classical music, also been interested in improvisation for a long time, that has lead to a series of improvised music projects. Her improvised duo collaboration with Ole-Henrik Moe was documented on the release "Sheriffs of Nothingness" on SOFA records to critical acclaim.


Nils Ostendorf was born 1977 in Hamburg. He has developed a very individual approach on his instrument, exploring the wide range between notes and noise by generating frequencies using an extended embouchure technique, different mutes or vibrating surfaces. He is influenced by natural sounds, contemporary music and electronic music. Nils is active in various settings of improvised music, "The Silencers” with Kim Myhr, Benoit Delbecq and Toma Gouband, in duo with saxophone player Michel Doneda, in the duo “Trigger” with Matthias Müller, a trio with pianist Philip Zoubek and reed player Philippe Lauzier. Nils works also as a performer, composer, musical director and producer for theatre and dance pieces, mainly with the german director Thomas Ostermeier at the Schaubühne Berlin and the Münchner Kammerspiele.









Kim Myhr, 12-string, baroque and nylon string guitars, zithers, small percussion
Burkhard Beins, percussion, objects
Kari Rønnekleiv, viola, violin, hardanger fiddle
Nils Ostendorf, trumpet

Recorded live by Nils Ostendorf in May 8, 2011 at Ringve Museum, Trondheim.

Special thanks to Helle Singsaas, Jens Ski and Peter Andreas Kjeldsberg at Ringve Museum. Simen Omang for making the baroque guitar. Picture by Ingrid Sevaldsen Dyrnes. Design by Aniana Heras