The Punkt 2020 Artist in Residence is pianist, keyboardist and composer Anja Lauvdal.
Like many musicians in her generation, Anja Lauvdal continuously pushes boundaries, combining stylistic understanding and impressive craftsmanship with musical innovation and ambition.
Lauvdal has already made a clear mark on Norwegian music through the bands Broen, Skadedyr, Torg, Finity and the four times «Norwegian Grammy»-nominated trio Moskus, and through collaboration with artists like Trondheim Jazzorkester, Nils Bech, Sverre Knudsen, Ståle Storløkken, Laura Jurd, Jenny Hval, Ola Kvernberg, Christian Wallumrød, Tony Buck, and Nils Økland.
At Punkt 2020, she will premiere a new commissioned work, in addition to performing with Finity and Moskus.
Rolling Stone Magazine’s David Fricke on Moskus’ album «Mirakler»:
«Mirakler has its own limber intimacy, with the band’s concise writing and jazz-trio dynamics extended with Hammond organ, electronic keyboards and eccentric percussion. Imagine the Bad Plus going electric in the manner of Brian Eno’s Another Green World — then get Mirakler.»
Photo: Anne Valeur