Erik Honore: Small Sonic Postcards
AAJ: It seems that the festival has begun travelling around the globe to other locations beyond the mothership festival in Kristiansand.
EH: Yes, we have taken Punkt to London, several cities in Germany, as well as Paris, Barcelona and Tallinn. In these cases, we bring the whole concept and Norwegian musicians, and collaborate with local artists.
AAJ: How have all these experiences influenced your musical thinking and evolution?
EH: The whole Punkt experience has been a very exciting ride, and most importantly it has forced me out of my comfort zone, something that has been very valuable. I am definitely more comfortable in the studio, sitting alone or with Jan and being in control of a small universe that I know, and that responds like I expect it to. But the fact that Punkt and the live remix concept is based on improvisation has taught me a lot. This is knowledge that I then can bring back into the studio environment, or make use of when composing music.
Greta Aagre/ Erik Honoré, Year of the Bullet (Jazzland, 2012)
Jan Bang/Erik Honoré, Uncommon Deities (SamadhiSound, 2012)
David Sylvian, Died in the Wool: Manafon Variations (SamadhiSound, 2011)
Sidsel Endresen/Jon Hassell, Punkt: Live Remixes Vol. 1 (Jazzland, 2008)
Various Artists, Crime Scenes (Punkt, 2006)
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All others: Courtesy of Erik Honore