ARVE HENRIKSEN ”Places of Worship”
JAN BANG ”Narrative from the Subtropics”
Arve Henriksen: trumpet, vocal
Jan Bang: live sampling
Erik Honoré: live sampling
Stian Westerhus: guitar
Eivind Aarset: guitar
Ingar Zach: percussion
With the double release of Arve Henriksen´s ”Places of Worship” and Jan Bang´s ”Narrative from the Subtropics” – a long time musical partnership of the two Norwegian musicians continues into 2013.
Together they have gathered an impressive list of musicians including the two equally distinctive guitarists Eivind Aarset and Stian Westerhus who will be joining delicate percussionist Ingar Zach on-stage with co-producer and Punkt´s own co-artistic director Erik Honoré for the premiere performance of the new material taken from the two Henriksen and Bang solo releases due for release in September 2013 on Rune Grammofon and Bugge Wesseltoft´s Jazzland imprint.
He has worked with many musicians familiar to ECM listeners, including Jon Balke (with whose Magnetic North Orchestra he has played extensively), David Sylvian, Anders Jormin, Edward Vesala, Jon Hassell, Jon Christensen, Jan Bang, Marilyn Mazur, Djvan Gasparian, Audun Kleive, Nils Petter Molvær, Misha Alperin, Arkady Shilkloper, Arild Andersen, Stian Carstensen, Jon Hassell, Dhafer Youssef, Hope Sanduval, Imogen Heap, Christian Wallumrød, Kate Havnevik, the Cikada String Quartet, The Source and more. He has played in a wide spectre of contexts, ranging from working with koto player Satsuki Odamura, to the rock band Motorpsycho via numerous free improvising groups with Ernst Reisiger, Sten Sandell, Peter Friis-Nilsen, Lotte Anker, Terje Isungset, Marc Ducret ,Karl Seglem et cetera. He has also worked with London Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia with Johanna McGregor, Norwegian Wind Ensemble, Bodø Sinfonietta, Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie Bremen and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra performing music of Peter Tornquist. Today he is working with Supersilent, Sinikka Langeland Ensemble and Trygve Seim Ensemble, and is all the time presenting his own band concepts worldwide with musicians like Jan Bang, Ingar Zach, Audun Kleive and Helge Norbakken.
He has composed music to Bale Jazz, Vossa Jazz, “My own private furry” (dance performance) and to “FRED” (theatre performance) TOUCH for ensemble and dancer 2012 . He was «artist in residence» at Moers Jazzfestival 2006. He has been a part of the European Jazz Launch project 2004-2006. ”artist in residence” at oioi- festival in Bergen 2009. He has received Radka Toneffs Minnepris and Norsk Jazzforums Buddy Award, nominated to Nordisk Råds musikkpris in 2009 and also to European Jazz musician of the year 2009. He was the “artist in residence” at Molde Jazz Festival 2009. He has a long discography counting over 110 records. He was awarded with DnbNOR-Kongsberg Jazz Festival Musician Award 2011 and Paul Acket Award 2011 at North Sea Jazz Festival.
Arve Henriksen´s ”Places of Worship” will be out on Rune Grammofon.
The musical spheres Jan Bang work in revolve around such luminaries as David Sylvian, Eivind Aarset, Sidsel Endresen, Nils Petter Molvaer, and Arve Henriksen. From his work as successful pop producer in the 1990s, his creative thrust and pioneering work in developing the concept of live remiximprovising with electronics alongside more conventional instruments and performers – has led today to him being constantly in-demand as producer and performer.
In 2005 he launched, together with Erik Honore the internationally renowned Punkt Festival where Bang’s creative use of live sampling, his own musical instrument, works within the framework of overlapping concerts one being the original, the other the remix. The Punkt brand has gained a reputation amongst musicians as being artist friendly and always putting the musicians needs first. Punkt already traveled abroad to the UK, Germany, Paris and visited Tallinn in spring 2011.
Bang’s recent recorded work includes the acclaimed CDs …and Poppies from Kandahar (Samadhisound), Died In The Wool (Samadhisound) by David Sylvian, Cartography (ECM) by Arve Henriksen, Dream Logic (ECM) by Eivind Aarset and Jon Hassell’s Last Night the Moon Came dropping its clothes in the street (ECM).
Jan Bang´s “Narrative from the Subtropic”s is out on Bugge Wesseltoft´s Jazzland rec.