Erik Honoré



After working for many years as a collaborator with artists like Jan Bang, David Sylvian, Sidsel Endresen, Eivind Aarset and Arve Henriksen, Punkt co-founder Erik Honoré released his first solo album "Heliographs” on the Hubro label in 2014. The album was positively received, Uncut Magazine highlighting its "artisan delicacy and nerve-tingling beauty”, and Dagens Næringsliv calling it "beautiful and inviting music which challenges the listeners’ traditional understanding of song structure”.

 

In 2017, Honoré released the follow-up, "Unrest”. Mojo Magazine described this album as "a hallucinary dub collage of artistry and unease”,  Prog Magazine wrote: "Beautiful, if at times uneasy listening, this is a quietly magical album.”

 

At the end of the year, "Unrest” was featured on the Best Albums of 2017 lists by Michael Engelbrecht (Deutschlandfunk), John Kelman (All About Jazz), and Arvid Skancke-Knutsen (Klassekampen). 2017 also saw his critically acclaimed new duo album with singer Greta Aagre on Jazzland Recordings, "Tuesday Gods”.

 

Aside from releases under his own name, Erik Honoré has contributed to around 50 recordings, notably "Uncommon Deities” (Jan Bang / Erik Honoré with David Sylvian, Sidsel Endresen and Arve Henriksen), the Punkt album "Crime Scenes”, "Punkt Live Remixes vol. 1” with Jan Bang, Jon Hassell and Sidsel Endresen, David Sylvian’s albums "Died in the Wool”, "The Blemish Remixes” and "Camphor”, and as a co-composer/-producer on several Arve Henriksen albums including "Chiaroscuro”, "Cartography”, and "Places of Worship”.

 

Erik Honoré has performed live with, among others, Jon Hassell, Sidsel Endresen, Nils Petter Molvær, David Sylvian, Eivind Aarset, and Arve Henriksen. Together with Jan Bang, he has brought the Punkt concept to more than 25 cities around the world. He has also composed music for films, and written three novels published by Norway’s largest publisher, Gyldendal.