Previous events

Dark Star Safari. This concert has been posponed. New date to be announced.

La Dynamo, Pantin, Rue Cliquancourt, Paris

De road-trip, il en est question avec ce quartet formé par la guitare ovniesque d’Eivind Aarset, les nappes enveloppantes d’Erik Honoré, la batterie hybride de Samuel Rohrer, et, grande première, la voix sidérante de Jan Bang, le sorcier du live-sampling, qui chante pour la première fois. Mais les pays qu’ils visent sont imaginaires, lunaires, stratosphériques. Sacrées gueules d’atmosphères, les trois Norvégiens et le Suisse cumulent les albums cultes au croisement du jazz et des musiques synthétiques aux côtés d’Arve Henriksen, Nils Petter Molvaer, David Sylvian ou Max Loderbauer. Ensemble, ils scellent leur statut de mousquetaires de la chanson trafiquée à l’aurore boréale.

Jan Bang: voix, live sampling, Erik Honoré: live sampling, électroniques, synthétiseur, Eivind Aarset: guitare, électroniques, Samuel Rohrer: batterie, percussion, électroniques, synthétiseurs

TARIF PLEIN (TP) 16€ / TARIF RÉDUIT 1*(TR 1) 12€ / TARIF RÉDUIT 2* (TR 2) 10€ - (*SUR PRÉSENTATION D'UN JUSTIFICATIF)

Double concert: Jan Bang / Ensemble Modern + Jan Bang / Melt Trio

Museum Angewandt Kunst, Schaumainkai 17, Frankfurt

Since its formation in 1980, the Ensemble Modern has been one of the leading ensembles for new music. It brings together around 20 soloists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the USA and Switzerland, whose origins form the cultural background of the formation. The ensemble based in Frankfurt am Main is known for its unique way of working and grassroots democratic organization. Its unmistakable programmatic range includes music theater, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestra concerts.

The Berlin Melt Trio, consisting of Peter Meyer (guitar, electronics), Bernhard Meyer (bass) and Moritz Baumgärtner (drums), tells stories with its contemporary guitar jazz sound and creates something new with every performance. The band subtly combines acoustic and electronic sounds. Their music combines influences from jazz, classical modern, prog and post-rock, ultimately creating the Melt Trio’s unmistakable sound. Jan Bang is a Norwegian musician and producer. As a music innovator and bridge builder, he is always on the lookout for opportunities to move music and people and to create new meeting points and musical overlaps. Bang is a professor of electronic music at the University of Agder, Norway.

28€. Museum entrance included.

Battleship Potemkin - live soundtrack by Matt Calvert + Jan Bang

Kings Place, London

Battleship Potemkin Live Score

Jan Bang and Matt Calvert

Presented by EFG London Jazz Festival

The masterpiece of early cinema, Eisenstein’s 1925 Soviet classic, Battleship Potemkin finds its new sound with Opera North’s 2017 commission to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution and also to honour the wish of Eisenstein who hoped the score to be rewritten every 20 years to retain its relevance for each new generation. The film will be screened with Norwegian electronic musician and producer Jan Bang (Punkt) and Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers) performing the score live with guitars, electronics and found sounds which are utterly fitting to the scenery, intensifying Eisenstein’s phenomenal imagery.

Unbroken: Trio iXi / Jan Bang / Michele Rabbia / Eivind Aarset

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Strasbourg

Arve Henriksen w/Jan Bang / Eivind Aarset / Erik Honoré

Frankfurt

Arve Henriksen: Towards Language

Jan Bang Eivind Aarset Erik Honoré

Punkt at Born Creative Festival

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Tokyo

My good friend and composer colleague Dai Fujikura is the artistic director of the Born Creative festival at the Metropolitan Theatre in Tokyo, Japan.

Punkt Festival

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Kristiansand

15th anniversary of the Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Norway. goto: www.punktfestival.no

PUNKT 2019 is the 15th festival edition, connecting voices of memory with future sounds, and expanding the festival’s venues to include the Sørlandet Art Museum, the Kilden Performing Arts Centre and the city’s cathedral Domkirken, in addition to Kick Scene. A limited number of earlybird 3-day passes are available now, see below for details.

Thurston Moore comes to Punkt 2019 with the Thurston Moore Ensemble, the quartet will perform at Kick Scene on Friday 6 September. Thurston Moore will also take part in this year’s Punkt Seminar, curated by David Toop.

Bugge Wesseltoft's Scandinavian supergroup Rymden with former Esbjorn Svensson Trio rhythm section Dan Berglund (bass) and Magnus Öström (drums) will close the festival at the Kilden Performing Arts Centre.

Guitar innovator Steve Tibbetts performs in the cathedral with Marc Anderson, preceded by an organ concert by Ståle Storløkken and the vocal ensemble Trondheim Voices performing “Folklore”, composed by Helge Sten and Ståle Storløkken.

First encounters: Punkt 2019 presents Dai Fujikura's Shamisen Concerto (Orchestra version World Premiere) performed by Japanese shamisen virtuoso Hidejiro Honjoh and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, and the debut concert by Dark Star Safari, a new band project by Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Eivind Aarset and Samuel Rohrer who release their debut album in May.

Since its founding in 1980, Frankfurt based Ensemble Modern has been among Europe’s leading New Music ensembles. On Punkt’s opening day, the ensemble will perform at the Sørlandet Art Museum, a concert that will also provide sonic material for the aforementioned performance by Dark Star Safari.

Also at the art museum: Under the moniker Azkadenya, string duo Vilde & Inga meets Sidsel Endresen. Azkadenya plays free improvised music with acoustic instruments, amplified to acheive a more rough and intense expression. Later in the festival, Sidsel Endresen & Jan Bang will perform a duo concert at Kilden.

Guitarist Kim Myhr plays at Kilden with his project You | me, featuring David Stackenäs, Håvard Volden, Adrian Myhr, Tony Buck, Ingar Zach and Hans Hulbækmo.

More concerts, Live Remixes and seminars will be announced later.

Pleasure Garden

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KÜNSTLERHAUS BOSWIL, Flurstrasse 21., CH-5623 Boswil

Vernissage Sonntag, 7. Juli 2019, im Anschluss an die Matinee «Phönix» des Boswiler Sommers, Apéro riche

Öffnungszeiten Montag, 8. Juli, bis Sonntag, 4. August 2019, 6.00 bis 23.00 Uhr, individuelle Besichtigung ohne Voranmeldung

Finissage Freitag, 2. August 2019, 19.30 Uhr, mit Apéro und Chorkonzert

Unmittelbar nach dem Boswiler Sommer verwandelt sich der Moränenhügel rund um die Alte Kirche Boswil in einen zauberhaften Musik- und Hörgarten. 32 Klangboxen, versteckt in den Bäumen und in der Gartenanlage, schaffen einen spielerischen, kontemplativen Raum, in dem man flanieren, lauschen und mit seiner Bewegung die Klangwelt verändern kann. Eine poetische musikalische Sommer-Intervention im Freiamt und am Freiämterweg – ein sinnliches akustisches Erlebnis für alle Altersgruppen, das einlädt, den historischen Kirchenbezirk rund um die Alte Kirche neu und ungewohnt wahrzunehmen.

«Pleasure Garden» ist initiiert von der australischen Komponistin und Blockflötenvirtuosin Genevieve Lacey. Musik und Umgebungsgeräusche lassen einen Hörgarten als interaktives Instrument entstehen. Ein ausgeklügeltes Audiodesign verwandelt den Garten in einen Ort von musikalischem Spiel, von Ruhe und Freude. Die Installation besteht aus 32 Lautsprechern und einem Surround-Klangsystem. Die Lautsprecher sind rund um Kirche, Kapelle und Pfarrhaus in den Bäumen und in der Gartenanlage des Künstlerhauses versteckt. Inspiriert von der Musik von Jacob van Eyck, dem holländischen Musiker, Komponisten, Improvisator und Edelmann des 17. Jahrhunderts, dessen «Der Fluyten Lust-hof» 1644 erschien, kombiniert die Klanginstallation Melodien von van Eyck mit Feldaufnahmen aus Australien, Holland und Norwegen sowie zeitgenössischer elektroakustischer Klangkunst von Genevieve Lacey und Jan Bang (Norwegen).

Musikalisch ist das Stück äusserst delikat und auf die Verhältnisse rund um das Künstlerhaus ausbalanciert. Die Komposition ist durchlässig genug, dass auch die Klänge des Ortes selbst präsent sind und es Luft für die Besucher gibt, um zu träumen, zu spielen und nachzudenken. Die technischen Installationen sind unsichtbar, sodass das Projekt einen zauberhaften Effekt hervorruft. Über Kameras reagiert der Garten auf Bewegungen der Besucher, die im jeweils nächsten Lautsprecher klanglich aufgenommen werden. In diesem Sinn bespielen und komponieren die Besucher selbst den Garten.

Unbroken: IXI Trio, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang, Michele Rabbia

Berlin

Jazz d'Or, Berlin

Since its creation in Paris in 1994, trio iXi (Régis Huby / Guillaume Roy / Atsushi Sakaï) has developed a particular link with a rhythmic musical language suggesting sound landscapes or paintings. The meeting with Michele Rabbia, Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset’s poetical and dreamlike universe came together earlier this summer for a three day workshop at Le Triton in Paris. The music developed at in Paris was rhythmically precise, constantly evolving, ever changing in structure/form creating delicate and disturbing textures with mutant combinations.

Six highly talented musicians and improvisers are together on stage, coming from very different and complementary musical universes. Norway, France, Italy and Japan : musical cultures and inventions hitting against one another to create an immaterial, timeless and strong music, widely open to space.

Régis HUBY – Violin (FR) Guillaume ROY – Violin (FR) Atsushi SAKAÏ – Cello (JAP) Jan BANG – Electronics (N) Michele RABBIA – Percussions & drums (IT) Eivind AARSET – Guitar (N)

With Arve Henriksen

Nattjazz, Bergen

ARVE HENRIKSEN "TOWARDS LANGUAGE" Tuesday May 28 USF Verftet Lyrical, world class trumpet from Norwegian jazz star ​ ARVE HENRIKSEN trumpet JAN BANG live sampling ERIK HONORÉ live sampling EIVIND AARSET guitar ​ The music of Arve Henriksen is marked by a unique sound. Lyrical, yet playful, Henriksen does not shy away from bringing his music in new directions - even in the middle of a concert. His sound is breathtakingly beautiful, and often subject to a test of the rules of jazz, whether he plays with a sax mouthpiece or with no mouthpiece at all. In addition to his own various projects and numerous collaborations, Arve Henriksen is a member of the legendary group Supersilent. This evening he brings with him guitar guru Eivind Aarset and the masters of electronics Bang and Honoré. Together these four make magic. A must see at this years festival.

Pleasure Garden

 —  —

Norfolk & Norwich festival, Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norwich

Music and environmental sounds combine in the magnificent gardens of Felbrigg Hall to create a listening garden. Visitors are invited into the music and natural architecture, to play the garden, stroll or recline with friends and strangers.

Inspired by the story and music of Jacob van Eyck – the 17th century Dutch musician, composer, improviser and nobleman, Pleasure Garden combines excerpts from his work, set within new music by Genevieve Lacey (Australia) and Jan Bang (Norway).

UK PREMIERE FREE with Felbrigg Hall admission

Ensemble Modern / Jan Bang: With these hands

Haus der Dutsche Ensemble Akademie, Dachsaal, Frankfurt Am Main

Checkpoint concert with the Ensemble Modern.

In the workshop concerts of the series ›Checkpoint‹, Ensemble Modern explores the boundaries between contemporary music and experimental positions from other musical traditions. After encounters with electronic club music and Japan’s musical culture during the last episodes, on April 9, 2019 the Norwegian musician and producer Jan Bang will make a guest appearance at the Ensemble’s residence in Frankfurt’s Ostend. Through groundbreaking collaborations with artists such as the double bass player Arild Andersen, the trumpet player Arve Henriksen or the pianist Tigran Hamasyan, Jan Bang has established himself as one of the most fascinating live electronics artists in contemporary jazz. Subtle electronic overlayering of instrumental sounds, live sampling and especially pre-composed material enable glittering sound sculptures to arise, apparently suspended in space. Together with Erik Honoré, Jan Bang is also the founder and co-director of the festival ›Punkt‹, which takes place annually in Kristiansand and unites live electronics and jazz in many different formats – especially in live remix, in which sampled sounds from an instrumental concert are reconstituted during a subsequent electronic performance. One of these live remixes already brought Jan Bang together with Ensemble Modern in 2013 at the ›Frankfurter Positionen‹. For the next edition of ›Checkpoint‹, he joins Ensemble Modern members for the first time for joint improvisation.

Funded by the Deutsche Bank Stiftung.

Supported by Det Norske Komponistfond, Komponistenes Vederlagsfond, TONO.

Previous events

Dark Star Safari. This concert has been posponed. New date to be announced.

La Dynamo, Pantin, Rue Cliquancourt, Paris

De road-trip, il en est question avec ce quartet formé par la guitare ovniesque d’Eivind Aarset, les nappes enveloppantes d’Erik Honoré, la batterie hybride de Samuel Rohrer, et, grande première, la voix sidérante de Jan Bang, le sorcier du live-sampling, qui chante pour la première fois. Mais les pays qu’ils visent sont imaginaires, lunaires, stratosphériques. Sacrées gueules d’atmosphères, les trois Norvégiens et le Suisse cumulent les albums cultes au croisement du jazz et des musiques synthétiques aux côtés d’Arve Henriksen, Nils Petter Molvaer, David Sylvian ou Max Loderbauer. Ensemble, ils scellent leur statut de mousquetaires de la chanson trafiquée à l’aurore boréale.

Jan Bang: voix, live sampling, Erik Honoré: live sampling, électroniques, synthétiseur, Eivind Aarset: guitare, électroniques, Samuel Rohrer: batterie, percussion, électroniques, synthétiseurs

TARIF PLEIN (TP) 16€ / TARIF RÉDUIT 1*(TR 1) 12€ / TARIF RÉDUIT 2* (TR 2) 10€ - (*SUR PRÉSENTATION D'UN JUSTIFICATIF)

Double concert: Jan Bang / Ensemble Modern + Jan Bang / Melt Trio

Museum Angewandt Kunst, Schaumainkai 17, Frankfurt

Since its formation in 1980, the Ensemble Modern has been one of the leading ensembles for new music. It brings together around 20 soloists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, the USA and Switzerland, whose origins form the cultural background of the formation. The ensemble based in Frankfurt am Main is known for its unique way of working and grassroots democratic organization. Its unmistakable programmatic range includes music theater, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestra concerts.

The Berlin Melt Trio, consisting of Peter Meyer (guitar, electronics), Bernhard Meyer (bass) and Moritz Baumgärtner (drums), tells stories with its contemporary guitar jazz sound and creates something new with every performance. The band subtly combines acoustic and electronic sounds. Their music combines influences from jazz, classical modern, prog and post-rock, ultimately creating the Melt Trio’s unmistakable sound. Jan Bang is a Norwegian musician and producer. As a music innovator and bridge builder, he is always on the lookout for opportunities to move music and people and to create new meeting points and musical overlaps. Bang is a professor of electronic music at the University of Agder, Norway.

28€. Museum entrance included.

Battleship Potemkin - live soundtrack by Matt Calvert + Jan Bang

Kings Place, London

Battleship Potemkin Live Score

Jan Bang and Matt Calvert

Presented by EFG London Jazz Festival

The masterpiece of early cinema, Eisenstein’s 1925 Soviet classic, Battleship Potemkin finds its new sound with Opera North’s 2017 commission to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution and also to honour the wish of Eisenstein who hoped the score to be rewritten every 20 years to retain its relevance for each new generation. The film will be screened with Norwegian electronic musician and producer Jan Bang (Punkt) and Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers) performing the score live with guitars, electronics and found sounds which are utterly fitting to the scenery, intensifying Eisenstein’s phenomenal imagery.

Unbroken: Trio iXi / Jan Bang / Michele Rabbia / Eivind Aarset

 —  —

Strasbourg

Arve Henriksen w/Jan Bang / Eivind Aarset / Erik Honoré

Frankfurt

Arve Henriksen: Towards Language

Jan Bang Eivind Aarset Erik Honoré

Punkt at Born Creative Festival

 —  —

Tokyo

My good friend and composer colleague Dai Fujikura is the artistic director of the Born Creative festival at the Metropolitan Theatre in Tokyo, Japan.

Punkt Festival

 —  —

Kristiansand

15th anniversary of the Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Norway. goto: www.punktfestival.no

PUNKT 2019 is the 15th festival edition, connecting voices of memory with future sounds, and expanding the festival’s venues to include the Sørlandet Art Museum, the Kilden Performing Arts Centre and the city’s cathedral Domkirken, in addition to Kick Scene. A limited number of earlybird 3-day passes are available now, see below for details.

Thurston Moore comes to Punkt 2019 with the Thurston Moore Ensemble, the quartet will perform at Kick Scene on Friday 6 September. Thurston Moore will also take part in this year’s Punkt Seminar, curated by David Toop.

Bugge Wesseltoft's Scandinavian supergroup Rymden with former Esbjorn Svensson Trio rhythm section Dan Berglund (bass) and Magnus Öström (drums) will close the festival at the Kilden Performing Arts Centre.

Guitar innovator Steve Tibbetts performs in the cathedral with Marc Anderson, preceded by an organ concert by Ståle Storløkken and the vocal ensemble Trondheim Voices performing “Folklore”, composed by Helge Sten and Ståle Storløkken.

First encounters: Punkt 2019 presents Dai Fujikura's Shamisen Concerto (Orchestra version World Premiere) performed by Japanese shamisen virtuoso Hidejiro Honjoh and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, and the debut concert by Dark Star Safari, a new band project by Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Eivind Aarset and Samuel Rohrer who release their debut album in May.

Since its founding in 1980, Frankfurt based Ensemble Modern has been among Europe’s leading New Music ensembles. On Punkt’s opening day, the ensemble will perform at the Sørlandet Art Museum, a concert that will also provide sonic material for the aforementioned performance by Dark Star Safari.

Also at the art museum: Under the moniker Azkadenya, string duo Vilde & Inga meets Sidsel Endresen. Azkadenya plays free improvised music with acoustic instruments, amplified to acheive a more rough and intense expression. Later in the festival, Sidsel Endresen & Jan Bang will perform a duo concert at Kilden.

Guitarist Kim Myhr plays at Kilden with his project You | me, featuring David Stackenäs, Håvard Volden, Adrian Myhr, Tony Buck, Ingar Zach and Hans Hulbækmo.

More concerts, Live Remixes and seminars will be announced later.

Pleasure Garden

 —  —

KÜNSTLERHAUS BOSWIL, Flurstrasse 21., CH-5623 Boswil

Vernissage Sonntag, 7. Juli 2019, im Anschluss an die Matinee «Phönix» des Boswiler Sommers, Apéro riche

Öffnungszeiten Montag, 8. Juli, bis Sonntag, 4. August 2019, 6.00 bis 23.00 Uhr, individuelle Besichtigung ohne Voranmeldung

Finissage Freitag, 2. August 2019, 19.30 Uhr, mit Apéro und Chorkonzert

Unmittelbar nach dem Boswiler Sommer verwandelt sich der Moränenhügel rund um die Alte Kirche Boswil in einen zauberhaften Musik- und Hörgarten. 32 Klangboxen, versteckt in den Bäumen und in der Gartenanlage, schaffen einen spielerischen, kontemplativen Raum, in dem man flanieren, lauschen und mit seiner Bewegung die Klangwelt verändern kann. Eine poetische musikalische Sommer-Intervention im Freiamt und am Freiämterweg – ein sinnliches akustisches Erlebnis für alle Altersgruppen, das einlädt, den historischen Kirchenbezirk rund um die Alte Kirche neu und ungewohnt wahrzunehmen.

«Pleasure Garden» ist initiiert von der australischen Komponistin und Blockflötenvirtuosin Genevieve Lacey. Musik und Umgebungsgeräusche lassen einen Hörgarten als interaktives Instrument entstehen. Ein ausgeklügeltes Audiodesign verwandelt den Garten in einen Ort von musikalischem Spiel, von Ruhe und Freude. Die Installation besteht aus 32 Lautsprechern und einem Surround-Klangsystem. Die Lautsprecher sind rund um Kirche, Kapelle und Pfarrhaus in den Bäumen und in der Gartenanlage des Künstlerhauses versteckt. Inspiriert von der Musik von Jacob van Eyck, dem holländischen Musiker, Komponisten, Improvisator und Edelmann des 17. Jahrhunderts, dessen «Der Fluyten Lust-hof» 1644 erschien, kombiniert die Klanginstallation Melodien von van Eyck mit Feldaufnahmen aus Australien, Holland und Norwegen sowie zeitgenössischer elektroakustischer Klangkunst von Genevieve Lacey und Jan Bang (Norwegen).

Musikalisch ist das Stück äusserst delikat und auf die Verhältnisse rund um das Künstlerhaus ausbalanciert. Die Komposition ist durchlässig genug, dass auch die Klänge des Ortes selbst präsent sind und es Luft für die Besucher gibt, um zu träumen, zu spielen und nachzudenken. Die technischen Installationen sind unsichtbar, sodass das Projekt einen zauberhaften Effekt hervorruft. Über Kameras reagiert der Garten auf Bewegungen der Besucher, die im jeweils nächsten Lautsprecher klanglich aufgenommen werden. In diesem Sinn bespielen und komponieren die Besucher selbst den Garten.

Unbroken: IXI Trio, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang, Michele Rabbia

Berlin

Jazz d'Or, Berlin

Since its creation in Paris in 1994, trio iXi (Régis Huby / Guillaume Roy / Atsushi Sakaï) has developed a particular link with a rhythmic musical language suggesting sound landscapes or paintings. The meeting with Michele Rabbia, Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset’s poetical and dreamlike universe came together earlier this summer for a three day workshop at Le Triton in Paris. The music developed at in Paris was rhythmically precise, constantly evolving, ever changing in structure/form creating delicate and disturbing textures with mutant combinations.

Six highly talented musicians and improvisers are together on stage, coming from very different and complementary musical universes. Norway, France, Italy and Japan : musical cultures and inventions hitting against one another to create an immaterial, timeless and strong music, widely open to space.

Régis HUBY – Violin (FR) Guillaume ROY – Violin (FR) Atsushi SAKAÏ – Cello (JAP) Jan BANG – Electronics (N) Michele RABBIA – Percussions & drums (IT) Eivind AARSET – Guitar (N)

With Arve Henriksen

Nattjazz, Bergen

ARVE HENRIKSEN "TOWARDS LANGUAGE" Tuesday May 28 USF Verftet Lyrical, world class trumpet from Norwegian jazz star ​ ARVE HENRIKSEN trumpet JAN BANG live sampling ERIK HONORÉ live sampling EIVIND AARSET guitar ​ The music of Arve Henriksen is marked by a unique sound. Lyrical, yet playful, Henriksen does not shy away from bringing his music in new directions - even in the middle of a concert. His sound is breathtakingly beautiful, and often subject to a test of the rules of jazz, whether he plays with a sax mouthpiece or with no mouthpiece at all. In addition to his own various projects and numerous collaborations, Arve Henriksen is a member of the legendary group Supersilent. This evening he brings with him guitar guru Eivind Aarset and the masters of electronics Bang and Honoré. Together these four make magic. A must see at this years festival.

Pleasure Garden

 —  —

Norfolk & Norwich festival, Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norwich

Music and environmental sounds combine in the magnificent gardens of Felbrigg Hall to create a listening garden. Visitors are invited into the music and natural architecture, to play the garden, stroll or recline with friends and strangers.

Inspired by the story and music of Jacob van Eyck – the 17th century Dutch musician, composer, improviser and nobleman, Pleasure Garden combines excerpts from his work, set within new music by Genevieve Lacey (Australia) and Jan Bang (Norway).

UK PREMIERE FREE with Felbrigg Hall admission

Ensemble Modern / Jan Bang: With these hands

Haus der Dutsche Ensemble Akademie, Dachsaal, Frankfurt Am Main

Checkpoint concert with the Ensemble Modern.

In the workshop concerts of the series ›Checkpoint‹, Ensemble Modern explores the boundaries between contemporary music and experimental positions from other musical traditions. After encounters with electronic club music and Japan’s musical culture during the last episodes, on April 9, 2019 the Norwegian musician and producer Jan Bang will make a guest appearance at the Ensemble’s residence in Frankfurt’s Ostend. Through groundbreaking collaborations with artists such as the double bass player Arild Andersen, the trumpet player Arve Henriksen or the pianist Tigran Hamasyan, Jan Bang has established himself as one of the most fascinating live electronics artists in contemporary jazz. Subtle electronic overlayering of instrumental sounds, live sampling and especially pre-composed material enable glittering sound sculptures to arise, apparently suspended in space. Together with Erik Honoré, Jan Bang is also the founder and co-director of the festival ›Punkt‹, which takes place annually in Kristiansand and unites live electronics and jazz in many different formats – especially in live remix, in which sampled sounds from an instrumental concert are reconstituted during a subsequent electronic performance. One of these live remixes already brought Jan Bang together with Ensemble Modern in 2013 at the ›Frankfurter Positionen‹. For the next edition of ›Checkpoint‹, he joins Ensemble Modern members for the first time for joint improvisation.

Funded by the Deutsche Bank Stiftung.

Supported by Det Norske Komponistfond, Komponistenes Vederlagsfond, TONO.

Upcoming

Previous events

Date Event Location
Dark Star Safari. This concert has been posponed. New date to be announced. La Dynamo, Pantin, Paris La Dynamo, Pantin, Paris
Double concert: Jan Bang / Ensemble Modern + Jan Bang / Melt Trio Museum Angewandt Kunst, Frankfurt Museum Angewandt Kunst, Frankfurt
Unbroken Tours, France Tours, France
With Giorgos Varoutas, Anna Linardou, Arve Henriksen, Nikos Sidirokastritis, Harris Lambrakis Underflow Record Store and Gallery, Athens Underflow Record Store and Gallery, Athens
Battleship Potemkin - live soundtrack by Matt Calvert + Jan Bang Kings Place, London Kings Place, London
 —  — Unbroken: Trio iXi / Jan Bang / Michele Rabbia / Eivind Aarset Strasbourg Strasbourg
Dark Star Safari Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim
Arve Henriksen w/Jan Bang / Eivind Aarset / Erik Honoré Frankfurt Frankfurt
Dark Star Safari Leipziger Jazztage, Leipzig Leipziger Jazztage, Leipzig
 —  — Punkt at Born Creative Festival Tokyo Tokyo
 —  — Punkt Festival Kristiansand Kristiansand
Eivind Aarset / Jan Bang / Anders Engen Oslo Jazzfestival, Oslo Oslo Jazzfestival, Oslo
Eivind Aarset / Jan Bang / Anders Engen Lecce Taranto Jazz, Taranto, Italy Lecce Taranto Jazz, Taranto, Italy
 —  — Pleasure Garden KÜNSTLERHAUS BOSWIL, CH-5623 Boswil KÜNSTLERHAUS BOSWIL, CH-5623 Boswil
Unbroken: IXI Trio, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang, Michele Rabbia Berlin Berlin
With Arve Henriksen Nattjazz, Bergen Nattjazz, Bergen
 —  — Pleasure Garden Norfolk & Norwich festival, Norwich Norfolk & Norwich festival, Norwich
Ensemble Modern / Jan Bang: With these hands Haus der Dutsche Ensemble Akademie, Dachsaal, Frankfurt Am Main Haus der Dutsche Ensemble Akademie, Dachsaal, Frankfurt Am Main
Dream Logic: Eivind Aarset / Jan Bang Oslo Oslo
Jan Bang / Sidsel Endresen Oslo Oslo