Gunhild Seim

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Lyden av Vann

“Lyden av Vann” (Sound of Water) is a site-specific happening, a commission from Obstfelder 150 år for me and theatre director Berit Aarrestad. For the anniversary of norwegian poet Sigbjørn Obstfelder (1866-1900). It was premiered September 14th 2016 outside at the city market in Stavanger with 2000 children as participating audience, playing with water, sound and […]

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Just a Hunch (2008)

Trumpet, sax, marimba, bass, drums. Recorded on the Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle album “Morpho”

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Diary (2012)

One of the songs from the song cycle “Story Water”. Lyrics by Sienna Dahlen.

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Armies In The Fire (2011)

A song I wrote to a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. Premiered by Canadian vocalist Sienna Dahlen and band at Tou Scene, Stavanger.

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Story Water (2012)

Commissioned by Vossajazz 2012. Durata 68 min, for vocals, 3 horns, 2 electric guitars, drums and visuals. Electronic elements from the performers. Texts by Jalaluddin Rumi, Sienna Dahlen and Edgar Allan Poe, plus traditional children’s rhymes. The visuals contains visualisations of sound input from each musician.

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Soto (2010)

For improvising musicians (flexible lineup) with choreography/movement of sound. Commissioned by Kitchen Orchestra and performed at the 5 years anniversary in 2010. Financially supported by Komponistenes Vederlagsfond.

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Trouble (2008)

Piece for flute and piano. This was written for a recording date with great classical musicians, during a residency in Berlin 2008. An early attempt to write soundtrack music for symphonic instruments.

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Strange Atmosphere (2008)

Piece for string quartet, flute and prepared piano. This was written for a recording date with classical musicians, during a residency in Berlin 2008. An early attempt to write soundtrack music for symphonic instruments. Berlin jazz saxophonist Oliver Fox on flute. Listen to Strange atmosphere

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Cell (2008)

Piece for flute, horn, string quartet and piano

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Billie Holiday for vocals/symphony orchestra

Orchestra arrangements of jazz standards “Don’t explain”, “I thought about you”, “Strange fruit” commissioned by Stavanger Sympony Orchestra and Eva Bjerga Haugen for a matinee concert with arrangements of Billie Holiday songs. Contact me for info as I can not post excerpts due to copyright issues.

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Eyes No See (2011)

Trp, sax, piano, bass, drums. Duration flexible. Recorded on the album Elephant Wings

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Manu (2011)

  Graphic piece for 2 or more horns and rhythm section. Duration flexible. Recorded on my album “Elephant Wings” (2012)  

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Volcano Village (2011)

Trp and piano. Durata 4:28. Recorded on the album Elephant Wings

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Song for Amelia (2011)

Trp, sax, piano, bass, drums. Durata 4:19. Recorded on the album Elephant Wings. Dedicated to Amelia Earhart

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Elephant in the room (2011)

Trp, sax, piano, bass, drums. Durata 5:17. Recorded on the album Elephant Wings

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Joni (2011)

Trp, sax, piano, bass, drums. Durata 6:08. Recorded on the album Elephant Wings

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Enough (2011)

Trp, sax, piano, bass, drums. Durata 6:42. Recorded on the album Elephant Wings

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Honu (2011)

Trp, sax, piano, bass, drums. Durata 7 min. Recorded on the album Elephant Wings. The title means “turtle” in Hawaiian, and the inspiration is the turtle’s graceful movements once it is in the water.

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Jambo (2011)

Trp, alto sax, piano, bass, drums, durata 6:06. Recorded on the album Elephant wings.

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Veithof (2010)

One of a series of tunes I wrote for the project “Veithof” which had the following line-up: Trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo and piano. This is the the same lineup as Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five, and the name is an anagram. The idea behind this project is to somehow re-actualize the Hot Five, not by playing […]

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Terrible Ash Blues (2010)

One of a series of tunes I wrote for the project “Veithof” which had the following line-up: Trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo and piano. This is the the same lineup as Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five, and the name is an anagram. The idea behind this project is to somehow re-actualize the Hot Five, not by playing […]

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Askesnabben (2010)

One of a series of tunes I wrote for the project “Veithof” which had the following line-up: Trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo and piano. This is the the same lineup as Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five, and the name is an anagram. The idea behind this project is to somehow re-actualize the Hot Five, not by playing […]

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Askefast (2010)

One of a series of tunes I wrote for the project “Veithof” which had the following line-up: Trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo and piano. This is the the same lineup as Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five, and the name is an anagram. The idea behind this project is to somehow re-actualize the Hot Five, not by playing […]

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Secret Thread (2010)

One of a series of tunes I wrote for the project “Veithof” which had the following line-up: Trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo and piano. This is the the same lineup as Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five, and the name is an anagram. The idea behind this project is to somehow re-actualize the Hot Five, not by playing […]

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Pyramides (2009)

Improv piece, for 7 horns, performed by the wind players of Kitchen Orchestra at the What’s Cooking festival 2009

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Zwook (2010)

By Katya Sourikova and Gunhild Seim for trumpet, piano and electronics durata 37 min (for children age 6-12). The work toured for Rikskonsertene in 2010 and 2011.

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Pust (2010)

Solo trp with live electronics/realtime quadraphonic panning. Durata 20 min. Premiered at Tou scene january 2010. This short stereo excerpt won’t give a full impression of the dramaturgy or how the sound moves around the room, but it gives an idea PustExcerpt

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Gigue (2009)

Trp, sax, marimba, bass, drums. Durata 4:38. Recorded on the album Morpho

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Captain Cook (2009)

Trp, sax, marimba/perc, bass, drums. Durata 7:54. Recorded on the album Morpho

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Blue Morpho (2009)

Trp, sax, marimba, bass, drums. Durata 3:52. Recorded on the album Morpho

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Palindrom (2008)

Trp, sax, bass, drums. Durata 6:39. Recorded on the album Morpho

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Just a Hunch (2008)

Trp, sax, marimba, bass, drums. Durata 6:20. Recorded on the album Morpho

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Motion Sickness (2008)

Trp, sax, bass, drums. Durata flexible. Premiered by Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle in the spring of 2008 and part of the band’s concert repertoire. Released on our album “Morpho” (2009)

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Summer in Winter (2008)

Trp, sax, bass, drums. Durata 4:30. Recorded on the album Morpho

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Peripheral Guidance (2004)

Trumpet, sax, guitar, bass, drums. Premiered by Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle in 2005, and part of the touring repertoire the first years. Released on the debut album “Time Jungle” 2007.

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Imprint Outprint (2004)

Trumpet, guitar, bass, drums. Down-tempo. Premiered by Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle in 2004. Released on the debutalbum “Time Jungle” (2007)

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“Blues” for solo neverlur (2005)

Performed on tour around Norway with the project “Sang til Himmelen” with Liv Runesdatter 2005-2006

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Tunnel Mountain Drive (2006)

Trp, sax, bass, drums. Durata 5:25. Recorded on the album Morpho

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Frown (2006)

Trp, sax, bass, drums. Durata 4:29. Recorded on the album Morpho

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On My Doorstep (2006)

Trp, sax, bass, drums. Durata 8:24. Recorded on the album Morpho

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Once upon a Time (2000)

Leadsheet. Afro-Cuban rhythm section with a quite flowing melody. Miles Davis’ “Footprints” mixed with Georges Enescu and snakecharmer-music. Premiered by the Gunhild Seim Trio in Stavanger Concert Hall 2003.

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Ornettish (2002)

Leadsheet. Up-tempo, odd-metered swing tune, sounds a bit like Ornette Coleman or/and Thelonius Monk, but the real starting point for the compositions, was me trying to reconstruct how some of my third-grade pupils played their cornets after I told them about free jazz. Premiered by the Gunhild Seim Trio in Stavanger Concert Hall 2002.

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Legato (1999)

This work I would call a folly of my youth, an experimental music video that I both wrote music, script, directed and helped editing myself when I was a student. Nevertheless, it has its qualities, and now, many years later it sorts of shows a direction for me, maybe not so much musically, but because […]

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Iwiwiwi (1998)

Solo trumpet and electronics, based on a recording of baby song. This was one of my graduation pieces from a composition course at Rogaland Musikkonservatorium, premiered in 1998.

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Iwiwiwi (1998)

Solo trumpet and electronics, based on a recording of baby song. This was one of my graduation pieces from a composition course at Rogaland Musikkonservatorium, premiered in 1998.

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