After working for many years as a collaborator with artists
like Jan Bang, David Sylvian, Sidsel Endresen, Eivind Aarset and Arve
Henriksen, Erik Honoré released his first solo album «Heliographs» on the Hubro
label in 2014. The album was very well 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».
This autumn, Erik is involved in two new albums: His second
solo outing «Unrest» on Hubro and a new duo album with singer Greta Aagre on
Jazzland Recordings, «Tuesday Gods».
Both these albums were recorded in a period of upheaval,
hence the seminar title. «Turbulence» can refer to both the external unrest
that we have all been surrounded by these past few years, and more personal
matters. These are among the themes that Erik will touch upon in the
presentation, where he will play examples from the recordings and talk about
how they were created – technically, conceptually and emotionally.
Production-wise, «Unrest» is very much based on the
trademark Punkt Live Remix method: Collecting samples from a generous (in all
ways) pool of musicians; treating, organizing and improvising with these
samples, and then refining and overdubbing on the material. While «Tuesday
Gods» is the result of a more traditional songwriting and recording process.
Still, there are similarities in both working methods and
subject matter – and Erik insists that the conceptual and emotional aspect
should be the focus of his work, and of this seminar.
Below, you can check out a video with extracts from Erik
Honoré’s «Unrest» and a track from Greta Aagre / Erik Honoré’s «Tuesday Gods».