Sidsel Endresen and Stian Westerhus did a well attended concert early in the evening (double bill with Norwegian guitar player Knut Reiersrud). Raw guitar and fantastic vocals, with Punkt´s super sound and lights, and you just have the perfect festival happening. In my opinion the concert was even better than the one the duo did at Moldejazz this summer.
Now how about John Paul Jones opening up for Supersilent with a bass solo piece? And how about him not leaving the stage at all, but playing with Supersilent! Well, things like that happen at Punkt! Great fun!
The festival organizers really want unexpected meetings to happen, and that´s at least one of the reasons for having a couple of live remix sessions billed as tba until the last moment.
Saturday Dino J.A. Deane and Nils Petter Molvær remixed Westerhus/Endresen and Knut Reiersrud, while the Supersilent concert was remixed by no others than Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Skuli Sverrisson and John Hassell!
If we are lucky, at least a couple of focused pictures will soon be in the Punkt Flickr set. To be an amateur photographer at dark festivals (add some dry ice too) is some task, but I´m quite happy with the picture of Sidsel Endresen from Friday´s seminar!
At Punkt the official language seems to be English, and even the Norwegian artists speak English at concerts (far better than me, I´m glad to say). The main concerts were presented by Fiona Talkington, prooving that the organizers want quality in all parts of the festival.