Friday, June 6, 2014

PUNKT 2014

Finally some news from the PUNKT Festival organizers!

PUNKT is happening in Kristiansand 4 - 6 September. There is still no final schedule, and the remix program is not official yet, but here is some info nicked from the PUNKT site:

"On Thursday 4 September, the double duo Streifenjunko (Espen Reinertsen / Eivind Lønning) and Sheriffs of Nothingness (Kari Rønnekleiv / Ole Henrik Moe jr.) open the festival. Later, pianist John Tilbury and guitarist Keith Rowe play a duo concert, and percussionist Håkon Stene performs material from his magnificent new album “Lush Laments for Lazy Mammal” together with Sigbjørn Apeland, Heloisa Amaral and Tanja Orning (more info and sound clip here ). The evening closes with a very special event: The trio Mural (Ingar Zach, Jim Denley and Kim Myhr) will perform a 4 hour concert/installation at Kristiansand Kunsthall with visuals by Kjell Bjørgeengen, arguably Norway’s most significant video artist.

Friday 5 September features Austrian guitar innovator Fennesz in a solo concert based on his recent, critically acclaimed album “Bécs”, which you can listen to excerpts from here ( ). The Norwegian duo Spacemonkey (Morten Qvenild / Gard Nilssen) has received rave reviews for their debut album “The Karman Line”, an excerpt and more info can be found here ( ). There will be one more concert on Friday evening, and all the concerts at Kick Scene will of course be Live Remixed, the remixers will also be announced later.

On Saturday 6 September, Danish trio Maria Laurette Friis / Kresten Osgood / Dodebum performs at Kick Scene, and so does the Dutch improvising string quartet Zapp 4 (a live recording here ), together with Jan Bang. Fennesz is among the live remixers this evening, the other remixers will be announced later. The festival closes with “An Evening with Laurie Anderson” at Fønix Cinema".

No one of the usual suspects like Arve Henriksen, Sidsel Endresen and Nils Petter Molvær present? Remixing perhaps?

The photo is from Moldejazz 2012, showing Keith Rowe and John Tilbury in front of a work by Kjell Bjørgeengen, so there I had three of the PUNKT 2014 artists represented in one old photo.

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