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2016 27 Jun

Punktfestival 2016, Kristiansand

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„Punkt 2016 continues the festival’s genre-blind quality focus: From British Three Trapped Tigers‘ high energy progressive rock, to the melodic, seventies-inspired wonders of last year’s Norwegian pop sensation Band of Gold. From well-known names for the Punkt audience like Stian Westerhus and Bugge Wesseltoft’s New Conception of Jazz, who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, to new acquaintances Erlend Apneseth Trio and pianist Ingfrid Breie Nyhus.

There will also be a focus on the legendary German label ECM: Founder and producer Manfred Eicher visits us to talk about the label, and Punkt features the release concert for one of ECM’s main releases this year: the album „Atmosphères“ by the new constellation Tigran Hamasyan / Arve Henriksen / Eivind Aarset / Jan Bang.

The audiovisual aspect has always been important at Punkt. This year’s co-operation with Kristiansand Kunsthall is an exhibition by the profiled light and video artist HC Gilje.

As always, all concerts will be remixed live. Remixers and seminar holders will be announced later.“



P.S. Last decisons made. I will be one of the seminar holders, doing my second „Electronic Griot“-lecture at Punkt. Though I have no idea of the storylines yet, I can suggest offering the one and other ECM story, and will definitely try not to mention the name „Brian Eno“ a single time during my 40, 45 minutes. The starting ideas are to include some sounds of (and thoughts about) „The Duke of Burgundy“, one of the most inventive erotic films of recent years, and Robert Macfarlane’s book „Old Ways“. The photo has been shot in my Lugano days during the recordings of Tigran Hamasyan’s „Atmospheres“. (m.e.) 

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  1. Michael Engelbrecht:

    v. l. n. r.: Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Manfred Eicher

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