This video gives a concise introduction to the Punkt experience. If you wish to explain Punkt to a friend, probably this will help!
Punkt – at the core of a natural network
Punkt is a music festival in the city of Kristiansand in the south of Norway. The festival concept is centered around the concept Live Remix. This concept is an extension of how the curators of the festival, Jan Bang and Erik Honoré, have worked with a range of Nordic and international musicians; with live sampling and live electronics, and as record producers and remixers.
Many prominent musicians and guest curators have contributed to the Punkt project, including Brian Eno, David Sylvian, Laurie Anderson and John Paul Jones.
Punkt international projects
In addition to the mothership festival in Kristiansand, Punkt events have been arranged in the following cities, and more offspring events are planned:
London, Paris, Montreal, San Sebastian, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Moers, Tallinn, Frankfurt, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Milan, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Mumbai, Prague, Brno, Garana, Wroclaw, Rzezow, Gdansk and Warszaw. In most cities, the Punkt program has consisted of Norwegian and local musicians, thus adding to our vast network of artists
All concerts at Punkt are remixed live, and the audience may listen to the remixes immediately after each concert. In many cases, the remixers also invite musicians to interact with the remixes, making them a platform for innovation and improvisation.
Booking and other info:
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Arts Council Norway
University of Agder
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra
Thon Hotel Parken
Backer & Bang
SKMU – Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
Kilden Performing Arts Centre