Punkt Festival 2013
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September
While last year’s Punkt festival was curated by Brian Eno, the Punkt 2013 program is back in the hands of Punkt founders, musicians and producers Jan Bang and Erik Honoré.
They proudly announce the world premiere of Stephan Mathieu, David Sylvian and Christian Fennesz’ trio project, The Kilowatt Hour, who will perform on Saturday September 7th. Other highlights of this evening are Maja Ratkje and the inimitable Bugge Wesseltoft.
On Sunday 8th Nils Petter Molvær returns to Punkt with the premiere of his collaboration with Moritz von Oswald, of Basic Channel/Rhythm & Sound fame. The same evening, Eivind Aarset will perform a special “Dream Logic” concert with his band, based on his recent, critically acclaimed ECM album. Ethiopian singer Eténesh Wassié and French guitarist Mathieu Sourisseau also perform on Sunday 8th.
Two other premieres on Friday 6th: Jan Bang and Arve Henriksen both release new albums this autumn, and have decided to play a double release concert at Punkt, joined by Erik Honoré, Eivind Aarset, and Ingar Zach. Earlier during this evening Armenian/American piano virtuoso, Tigran Hamasyan will play together with Jan Bang, and the wonderful Mariam The Believer (the solo project of Mariam from Wildbirds and Peacedrums) also visits Punkt on the 6th.
Live remixers of Punkt 2013 include Vladislav Delay, Sidsel Endresen, Per Martinsen, Mathias Eick, Rolf Wallin, Ivar Grydeland, Arve Henriksen, Audun Kleive, Jan Bang and Erik Honoré.
Kjell Bjørgeengen & Nils Christian Moe-Repstad’s “Night gets five exits” is an audio-video installation at Kristiansand Kunsthall, and marks the festival opening.
Seminars this year are presented by Bugge Wesseltoft, Hannah Bertram, Sami Rintala, Kjell Bjørgeengen, Maja Ratkje, and Helena Tulve.
The venues for Punkt 2013 will be Kick Scene, Fønix Kino, Kristiansand Kunsthall and Hotel Norge.
Some Day Passes and Festival Passes are still available.
A limited number of single tickets are now available for the following Punkt 2013 concerts: Arve Henriksen/Jan Bang Double Release Concert (Friday September 6th), The Kilowatt Hour – Mathieu/Sylvian/Fennesz (Saturday September 7th), Bugge Wesseltoft (Saturday September 7th), Nils Petter Molvær/Moritz von Oswald (Sunday September 8th).”
For Spotify users – a playlist selected from music created by artists appearing at Punkt ’13: