Gunhild Seim

Seim/Crispell/Rothenberg .

Gunhild Seim, trumpet/electronics Marilyn Crispell, piano/voice/percussion David Rothenberg, clarinets/electronics They have been working together as duos before, Seim and Crispell, Crispell and Rothenberg, but when all three of them met in Woodstock in August 2016 for an impromptu recording session, they ended up forming a trio. They are planning to release these recordings in 2018. The music […]

The Duos Project

The Duos Project is me having duo sessions with a series of artists, playing electro-duo with one person after another, on the locations and in the community where I happen to be right now. The duos are not just with musicians but also sound artists, dancers, visual artists, directors, anyone who improvise within their artform, who like […]

VELKOMMEN HJEM

  VELKOMMEN:HJEM er en interaktiv vandreinstallasjon for barn 10-13 år, et samarbeid med scenograf/visuell kunstner Terese Arildsdatter Riis og programmør Dag Egil Njaa. Installasjonen består av flere telt, som inneholder sensorer og lyd fra høyttalere, og barna får gå inn i teltene og oppleve og utforske de enkelte stasjonene. Gjennom musikk, bilder, følelser og sanseinntrykk ønsker […]

Nedas Paradis

“Nedas Paradis” is working title for an interactive installation under development. It is a project for children with the theme of refugees, a collaboration with scenographer and visual artist Terese Arildsdatter Riis. We are making a space with sensors that will present the young audience with contrasting moods like vacuum/breathe freely, safe/unsafe, home/homeless. The room […]

Chattermark

Chattermark is a electro-noise-drone improv duo consisting of John Lilja and Gunhild Seim, two musicians/composers with background from improv bands like Kitchen Orchestra as well as projects exploring relationship between sound, time and space, for instance in theathre/performance and installations. What was before trumpet and bass, now becomes only one link in the chain to […]

Story Water

“Story Water”, originally commissioned by Vossajazz in 2012,  is a musical fantasy inspired by texts about the universes of dreams and death. The premiere was recorded and released as a CD, and toured in Norway. A double vinyl release is planned in 2016. Line-up: Trym Bjønnes- vocals, guitar Gunhild Seim – trumpet, percussion, vocals Klaus Holm […]

Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle

“Enigmatic and meaningful. Gunhild Seim’s fusion of “jungle music”, free jazz and classical makes her one of the most interesting musicians of our time.” Erling Wicklund, NRK ”Elephant Wings” is an exceptional highlight of European jazz in 2012″ Jazznytt. Their third album “Elephant Wings” was a collaboration with American pianist Marilyn Crispell. The band has been in the main program […]

Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle

“Enigmatic and meaningful. Gunhild Seim’s fusion of “jungle music”, free jazz and classical makes her one of the most interesting musicians of our time.” Erling Wicklund, NRK ”Elephant Wings” is an exceptional highlight of European jazz in 2012″ Jazznytt. Their third album “Elephant Wings” was a collaboration with American pianist Marilyn Crispell. The band has […]

Kitchen Orchestra

The Kitchen Orchestra is a large, pool-based contemporary ensemble of which Seim is one of the founders. www.kitchenorchestra.com

Seim/Crispell/Rothenberg .

Gunhild Seim, trumpet/electronics

Marilyn Crispell, piano/voice/percussion

David Rothenberg, clarinets/electronics

They have been working together as duos before, Seim and Crispell, Crispell and Rothenberg, but when all three of them met in Woodstock in August 2016 for an impromptu recording session, they ended up forming a trio. They are planning to release these recordings in 2018. The music is free improvised and a mix of acoustic and electronic, reminiscent of bands like Codona (Cherry/Walcott/Vasconcelos).

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Marilyn Crispell first emerged as an exciting, adventurous soloist and composer on the free scene in the early ’80s. She was a member of the Anthony Braxton Quartet during the ’80s and ’90s. Her style, with its slashing phrases, percussive mode, clusters, and speed, is inspired by Cecil Taylor among others. Crispell has worked with musicians such as Billy Bang, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, Tim Berne, Mark Dresser, Paul Motion, Gary Peacock and many others. She can be heard on more than 50 albums, on labels like ECM and Leo Records. She is highly regarded as a live solo pianist and has performed at a large number of jazz and avant-garde festivals. http://marilyncrispell.com/

David Rothenberg wrote Why Birds Sing, Bug Music, Survival of the Beautiful, and many other books, published in at least eleven languages. He has 16 CDs out, including “One Dark Night I Left My Silent House” which came out on ECM, and most recently Berlin Bülbul “Cool Spring” He has performed or recorded with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Gabriel, Ray Phiri, Suzanne Vega, Scanner, Elliot Sharp, Markus Reuter, and the Karnataka College of Percussion. He also worked on the films SONG FROM THE FOREST and the upcoming NIGHTINGALES IN BERLIN is based on his next book. Rothenberg is Distinguished Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. http://www.davidrothenberg.net/

Gunhild Seim is a composer and musician with background from bands such as Kitchen Orchestra, Story Water and Time Jungle. She has worked with musicians such as Tortusa and many others, and released several albums under her own name. In her latest projects she has been working more and more cross disciplinary and with electronic music, working with choreographers, directors etc. For instance the happening “Lyden av Vann” (“Sound of Water”, 2016), a collaboration with theatre director Berit Aarrestad for the 150th anniversary of the poet Sigbjørn Obstfelder, a work that includes over 2000 participating children, a band, a firetruck, and the livesampling of sounds from these. Seim has been characterized as an abundant source of ideas, with her irreverent music, whose preferences and references knows no boundaries.

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