Opening Concert: Kim Myhr – Celeste

Åpningskonsert: Kim Myhr – <i>Celeste</i>
Åsane kulturhus


NOK 160/250/400
World Premiere

There’s still a chance to be involved in Kim’s project either if you’re a 12-string guitarist, or if you have a 12-string guitar you’d like to loan to a younger player to enable them to take part! Get in touch or fill out this form to show an interest.

Kim Myhr – composer
Martin Myrvold – light design

Speeches, welcome drink and opening joik by Johan Sara Jr. before the concert!

Photo: Orfee Schuijt

600 vibrating strings, strummed by 50 hands filling the grand walkway-crossed foyer of Åsane Kulturhus – welcome to the latest creation of Norwegian twelve-string guitar virtuoso Kim Myhr especially commissioned for the opening of Borealis 2024!

Whilst you might know the twelve string guitar from Pink Floyd or David Bowie with its jangling tones that come from its extra 6 strings, Kim Myhr exploits this unique soundworld in his music through different tunings and experimental techniques. In this unusually large project he goes even further and scales up the instrument  from 12 strings to 600 to form a moving, shifting landscape of sound clouds, in collaboration with a gang of local professional and amateur musicians. 

«sumptuous, sprawling (..) a mesmerising sonic confab somewhere between the desert and outer space» Kim’s musical universe draws on jazz, improvisation, alternative rock and contemporary music, and his many projects have seen him nominated to both the Nordic Music Prize and Norwegian Grammy’s.

Kim’s long time collaborator and acclaimed Norwegian light designer Martin Myrvold will be transforming the space through light, to add to the immersive sonic experience, taking your experience of Åsane Kulturhus to a whole new level.

In collaboration with Åsane Kulturhus
Supported by Arts and Culture Norway