Previous events

Paal-Helge Haugen celebration with Kirsten Bråthen Berg, Daniel Sandén Warg and Jan Bang

Kilden, Kristiansand

A celebration of Norwegian poet who collaborated with Bang/Honoré and David Sylvian on the album "Uncommon Deities" performed at the Punkt festival in Kristiansand 2011. Ticket info tba.

Punkt@Banlieues Bleues

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La Dynamo, 9, rue Gabrielle Josserand, Paris

PUNKT is back at Banlieues Bleues in Paris. Included in the lineup is guitarist Eivind Aarset, Turkish duduk player Canberk Ulas, Erik Honoré and Jan Bang. Two days of Live remixes at La Dynamo, the great venue in Pantin, home of the Banlieues Bleues Festival where Punkt have been playing several times throughout the year.

« Une musique mystérieusement belle », « une intensité saisissante », la pianiste estonienne Kirke Karja est en train de devenir la nouvelle sensation de la jeune scène jazz européenne. Avec ce nouveau trio très européen, elle vient d’enregistrer un album qui concentre des techniques étendues de l’improvisation libre et de la composition contemporaine, en tirant son inspiration de vieux films muets effrayants et de machines cassées… A découvrir ! Kirke Karja piano, Etienne Renard contrebasse, Ludwig Wandinger batterie © kaupo-kikkas + remix : JAN BANG, ERIK HONORE, EIVIND AARSET Jan Bang live sampling, Erik Honoré live sampling, synthétiseur, Eivind Aarset guitare, machines

16/12€

Jon Hassell Memorial Concert

Nasjonal Jazzscene, Victoria, Karl Johansgate, Oslo

Renowned Norwegian artists celebrating the music of the influential trumpet player and composer Jon Hassell. Nils Petter Molvær – trumpet, Arve Henriksen – trumpet, Kristina Fransson – trumpet, Harpreet Bansal – violin, Eivind Aarset – guitar and electronics, Jon Balke – keyboards, Helge Norbakken – perc, Jan Bang – live sampling, Erik Honoré – live sampling, synthesizer, Arnaud Mercier – sound

290/240 NOK

Hamid Drake « A Tribute to Alice Coltrane » - 19 February – La Maison des Arts Créteil, Val-de-Marne FR With:

Hamid Drake, drums, percussion / Ndoho Ange, dance / Jamie Saft, piano, Hammond organ / Pasquale Mirra, vibraphone / Joshua Abrams, double bass, guembri / Thomas de Pourquery, saxophone / Jan Bang, live sampling.

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.

WITH THESE HANDS

Jan Bang / Ensemble Modern / Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company and Jacopo Godani

With these hands expresses the overall concept: every evening, a new dialogue will take place between music and dance. The musicians from Ensemble Modern and the dancers from the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company will give each other impulses, developing sounds and movements that will be recorded, processed, altered and reintroduced into the creative flow by Norwegian jazz musician and live electronics artist Jan Bang. The result will be a slowly changing stream of movement and music in which sound and dance become inextricably intertwined.

Ensemble Modern is one of the leading ensembles for contemporary music. It brings together approximately 20 soloists whose diverse origins provide the cultural background for the group’s creative efforts.

Jan Bang is a Norwegian musician and record producer. He is a musical innovator and bridge-builder who has repeatedly succeeded in uniting progressive thought with appealing elements of popular culture.

 

WITH THESE HANDS

 

CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY JACOPO GODANI
MUSIC JAN BANG / ENSEMBLE MODERN

Concept and Choreography Jacopo Godani
Music Jan Bang (Live-Electronics), Ensemble Modern (Dietmar Wiesner - Flute, Saar Berger - Horn, Sava Stoianov - Trumpet, Jagdish Mistry - Violin, Eva Böcker - Violoncello,
Norbert Ommer - Sound Control)

Stage/Costumes/Light Jacopo Godani


Perfomance dates:

July 8-11 2021 in Dresden.
 

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Previous events

Date Event Location
Paal-Helge Haugen celebration with Kirsten Bråthen Berg, Daniel Sandén Warg and Jan Bang Kilden, Kristiansand Kilden, Kristiansand
 —  — Punkt@Banlieues Bleues La Dynamo, Paris La Dynamo, Paris
Jon Hassell Memorial Concert Nasjonal Jazzscene, Victoria, Oslo Nasjonal Jazzscene, Victoria, Oslo
Hamid Drake "Alice Coltrane tribute" La Maison des Arts Créteil, Val-de-Marne Festival Sons d’hiver - Domaine Chérioux -, 94407 - Vitry-sur-Seine La Maison des Arts Créteil, Val-de-Marne Festival Sons d’hiver - Domaine Chérioux -, 94407 - Vitry-sur-Seine
Jan Bang | Eivind Aarset Nova Jazz (Switzerland). Concerts au Conservatoire de Musique du Nord-Vaudois, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland Nova Jazz (Switzerland). Concerts au Conservatoire de Musique du Nord-Vaudois, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
Jan Bang | Arve Henriksen Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo
Jan Bang, Michele Rabbia, Eivind Aarset, Quatuor IXI „UNBROKEN“ KUNSTHAFEN IM RHENANIA, 50678 Köln KUNSTHAFEN IM RHENANIA, 50678 Köln
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