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LIVE REVIEWS

Punkt Festival 2015

Read "Punkt Festival 2015" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Punkt Festival Kristiansand, Norway September, 3-5, 2015 Kristiansand, home of the Annual Punkt Festival for the past decade, is a municipality situated on the southernmost point of Norway on the Skagerrak strait. It has a population of 86,000 (the greater urban area 155,000) and is the county capital of Vest-Agder. Crystallization of new concepts and development often take place and are given a push from the periphery, and Punkt is a good and ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Erik Honoré: Heliographs

Read "Heliographs" reviewed by John Eyles

Erik Honoré has such an impressive curriculum vitae that it is difficult to know where to begin... In association with his frequent collaborator Jan Bang, since 2005, he has been responsible for the annual ground-breaking Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, where all concerts are remixed live. Over the years, that feature of the festival has attracted such impressive names as Laurie Anderson, Gavin Bryars, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell and David Sylvian. As well as such an international cast, Honoré has been ...

EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Erik Honore: Heliographs

Read "Erik Honore: Heliographs" reviewed by John Kelman

If patience is a virtue, then Erik Honoré is, indeed, one virtuous man. Over the past few decades he's built a busy career as a novelist and record producer in his home country of Norway, and has come to increasing international attention as co-Artistic Director of the Punkt Live Remix festival--that globe-trotting festival with a philosophy that is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary in its hometown of Kristiansand in September, 2014. He's also become a more active participant on ...

INTERVIEWS

Erik Honore: Small Sonic Postcards

Read "Erik Honore: Small Sonic Postcards" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Compared to the rest of Europe, Norway's thriving music scene--be it jazz, pop, electronic or in-between genres--seems to be the most varied. Since1996/97, with the release of a number of seminal recordings including trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær's Khmer (ECM, 1997), keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft's New Conception of Jazz (Jazzland, 1996) and noise improv quartet Supersilent's triple-disc debut, 1-3 (Rune Grammofon, 1997), different strands from that scene joined forces and a new kind of music emerged, one that has not shied away ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Erik Honore and Greta Aagre: Year of the Bullet

Read "Year of the Bullet" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Impressive in its reach and warmth, the music of keyboardist/sampler/lyricist Erik Honoré and vocalist Greta Aagre on Year of the Bullet feels like a perfect brushstroke of sound calligraphy, full of cinematic passages that are designed to evoke a broad emotional spectrum. This is the duo's third release and first signed under their names--previously, they were known as Elsewhere. Years of the Bullet is an Italian expression describing the hard '70s, when Italy was plagued by political ...