Gunhild Seim is a norwegian composer and trumpet player. Her music has been performed by artists like Marilyn Crispell, and by ensembles like the large improv ensemble Kitchen Orchestra.
Gunhild has been commissioned by music societies like Vossajazz and Stavanger Jazzforum. As a performer she has worked under the leadership of great musicians and composers like Alex Von Schlippenbach, Evan Parker, Geir Lysne, Nils Henrik Asheim and many others. With her longest-working band Gunhild Seim and Time Jungle she has released 3 albums and toured Norway, Sweden, UK and Germany. As part of Kitchen Orchestra, she has also performed in many spaces, for instance at the Superdeluxe in Tokyo, a center for experimental music, performance and art. As part of these ensembles, she has created hybrids of popular music and creative music.
Seim has been characterized as “an abundant source of ideas, with her irreverent music, whose preferences and references know no boundaries” (Sparebanken Vest 2011). She has received grants like Statens arbeidsstipend and Sparebanken Vests Kunstnerstipend. She has given interviews to national broadcasting agencies in Norway and Germany, as well as magazines like Ballade and Jazzpodium, and her music has been aired by radio stations in different countries such as USA, England, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Colombia.