Hamid Drake´s Turiya (honoring Alice Coltrane)

PISA JAZZ 2024, PISA

NDOHO ANGE: danza, voce recitante SHEILA MAURICE-GREY: tromba, voce JAN BANG: elettronica JAMIE SAFT: pianoforte, tastiera, Fender Rhodes PASQUALE MIRRA: vibrafono, percussioni BRAD JONES: contrabbasso, guembri HAMID DRAKE: batteria, percussioni, voce

“Avevo 16 anni quando ho incontrato Alice Coltrane in un concerto al Ravinia Park, fuori Chicago. Abbiamo scambiato gli indirizzi e ci siamo scritti dopo. La sua creatività ha influenzato un’intera schiera di musicisti e ascoltatori. Per me è stato e continua ad essere molto potente. Lei mi ha donato un’apertura spirituale ed estetica che continuo a preziosizzare. Questo progetto è il mio modo di onorare il grande essere che ha permesso all’adolescente di continuare il cammino della scoperta, dello stupore e del trovare la propria voce“.

Il Tributo ad una delle più grandi e amate artiste del nostro tempo, Alice Coltrane. Brillante pianista e organista, arpista, compositrice, autrice di diversi libri e, naturalmente, moglie di John Coltrane. Anche prima di incontrare John, Alice aveva già intrapreso una carriera musicale in continua espansione con molti dei grandi musicisti di Detroit, Michigan, la città da cui proveniva.

27,50€ / 22€

Wunderkammer - In memory of Nils Christian Moe-Repstad

Formed specially for the opening performance at Punkt Festival (Norway) in 2023, Wunderkammer celebrate the life of poet Nils Christian Moe-Repstad and incorporate excerpts from his Brageprisen-nominated book of the same name in their gently flowing soundscapes.

Nils Christian Moe-Repstad (1972-2022) was a prominent poet from Kristiansand, Norway. He is known for his extensive and critically acclaimed writing, with an intellectual and innovative literary voice. Moe-Repstad debuted in 1996, and published eleven collections of poetry. He was also involved in a number of musical collaborative projects. In 2003, Moe-Repstad was awarded the Sørlandet Literature Prize, and in 2020 he received the Dobloug Prize. He has also been nominated for both the Brage Prize and the Norwegian Critics' Award.

12£

PUNKT

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TEATERET, KONGENSGATE, KRISTIANSAND

PUNKT 2024 - 20th Edition Celebrating Two Decades of Innovation and Collaboration

Punkt is thrilled to announce its 20th edition, taking place from September 5th to 7th. This year, the Punkt Festival not only commemorates two decades of groundbreaking performances and the unique Live Remix concept, but also ushers in a new era of musical exploration and creativity.

Founded in 2005 by musicians and producers Jan Bang and Erik Honoré, Punkt has consistently pushed the boundaries of music, art, and technology. The festival's signature Live Remix concept invites artists to immediately reinterpret live performances, offering audiences an unprecedented layer of creativity and spontaneity. This innovative approach has not only defined Punkt's identity, but has also fostered a culture of experimentation and collaboration among an organically growing network of artists. Over the past two decades, this relatively small festival has hosted a remarkable array of musical talent, including luminaries like Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, and David Sylvian.

Highlighting this special edition, Nils Petter Molvær, a pioneer in the fusion of jazz and electronic music, is honored as the Artist in Residence. Molvær's participation promises an unforgettable performance of his seminal album "Khmer", alongside an anticipated duo concert with the visionary Alva Noto, marking their first collaboration in this format, and a Live Remix with Iranian born, Amsterdam based violinist and kamancheh player Soheil Shayesteh.

The festival's commitment to the nurturing of new talent is evidenced by the premiere of works by Michaela Antalová and the duo Propan (Natali Abrahamsen Garner / Ina Sagstuen). Additionally, album releases by Bjørn Charles Dreyer and Erik Honoré will be featured, alongside the celebration of Arve Henriksen's groundbreaking album "Chiaroscuro" where the acclaimed trumpeter is joined by Jan Bang and Audun Kleive, and performances by the Eyolf Dale Trio and Julien Desprez’s Abacaxi, each adding their unique voice to the festival's diverse and rich tapestry.

The Live Remixes will once again transform the Main Stage concerts immediately after they are over. This year the live remixers include Arve Henriksen, David Kollar, Kim Reenskaug, Erik Honoré, Molvær/Shayesteh, and more to be announced later.

Integral to the festival's ethos, the Punkt Seminar, curated and hosted by David Toop, promises to foster an engaging discourse on the intersections of music, technology, and art. The Seminar is a part of Punkt’s collaboration with CreaTeME, the University of Agder’s Centre for Excellence in Creative Use of Technologies in Music Education. Besides the Thursday and Friday daytime seminars, Thursday evening is also a result of this collaboration, with concerts by the remote-performance project Love Your Latency (featuring Jan Bang, Michaela Antalóva, Ivar Grydeland in Kristiansand and Torben Snekkestad, Lene Grenager, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Michael F. Duch, Bjørnar Habbestad in Oslo), composer/modular synthesist Egil Kalman, and the aforementioned duo premiere by Nils Petter Molvær / Alva Noto.

Join us in Kristiansand for a festival that transcends the traditional boundaries of music and art!

Thursday: 480 NOK, Friday and Saturday: 880 (plus fee)

Jan Bang / Propan / PUNKT

Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, Karl Johans gate 35, Oslo

Jan Bang + Propan → Punkt

A visit from a festival where the remix can be as interesting as the live performance itself

Fredag 20. september, kl 20.00. Dørene åpner kl 19.00 - kr 340/290/240

Punkt har turnert verden rundt og for andre gang inntar den nyskapende festivalen Victoria. I løpet av de 20 årene siden den beskjedne starten i Kristiansand i 2005, har Punkt vokst til et ambisiøst prosjekt om å skape ny musikk i et organisk nettverk av musikere. Der er Live Remix-konseptet en følgetråd, konsertene blir tatt opp og samplet live, og denne remixen blir påfølgende fremført som et selvstendig verk. Vi har overvært mange Punkt-konserter, og mange av disse remixene er vel så spennende og interessante som konserten de springer ut fra.

I januar gav Jan Bang ut den fabelaktige platen Reading the Air, hans første vokalplate på mange år. Den ble tatt imot med begeistring av anmelderne og vant atpåtil den prestisjetunge Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award) i kategorien jazz. Den var også nominert i Electronic und Experimental, og det sier mye om landskapet Bang beveger seg i. Her er sober elektronisk behandling fra Bangs bibliotek, i selskap med Anneli Drecker og Simin Tander, Eivind Aarset, Arve Henriksen, Canberk Ulaş og produsent Erik Honoré, sistnevnte har også skrevet tekstene. Brian Eno, David Sylvian og Laurie Anderson er tydelige inspirasjonskilder, det er nestenpop, nestenjazz; helt Jan Bang, helt på Punkt!

Anneli Drecker eller Benedikte Kløw Askedalen - vokal, Jan Bang - vokal, piano, effekter, Eivind Aarset - gitar, Audun Erlien - bass, Anders Engen - trommer

Duoen Propan kommer også for å framføre sitt bestillingsverk fra årets Punktfestival, Big Fish. De to vokalistene har siden starten brukt improvisasjon i sang som utgangspunkt, før forsterkning og elektroniske effekter har sendt musikken ut i sveipende teksturer, fengende melodier og groover. De siste årene har akustiske instrumenter blitt en større del av repertoaret. Propan har blitt sammenlignet med Björk på sitt mest eksperimentelle, og at de høres ut som "Laurie Andersson møter Sigur Rós". Dette blir et spennende møte med helt fersk musikk!

Natali Abrahamsen Garner - vokal, effekter, Ina Sagstuen - vokal, effekter

Begge konsertene blir påfølgende remixet og fremført.

Foto Propan: Jenny Berger Myhre

340 / 290 (students)

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.