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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.

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Nils Petter Molvaer & Moritz von Oswald: 1/1

Read "1/1" reviewed by John Kelman

With the breakup of his trio responsible for the superb Baboon Moon (Sula, 2011), it's been a fair question to wonder: what's next for Nils Petter Molvær? One possible answer is certainly 1/1, the Norwegian trumpeter's debut with German multi- instrumentalist and influential techno producer Moritz von Oswald and his nephew, Laurens. The trio's debut performance ...

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Punkt Festival 2013

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Punkt Festival
Kick
Kristiansand, Norway
September 6-8, 2013

Punkt is back. Three simple words with greater significance. While the annual festival, which has made its name on the strength of two additional words--Live Remix--had an eighth edition in 2012 that, on paper, should have been nothing short of spectacular, it was ultimately ...

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Punkt 2012: Kristiansand, Norway, September 6-8, 2012

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Punkt Festival
Kilden Performing Arts Centre
Kristiansand, Norway
September 6-8, 2012
Another year, another Punkt. If that sounds flippant or dismissive, that's not the intention; instead, it's a reflection that a year simply isn't complete without visiting Kristiansand, Norway, for the Live Remix festival that continues to expand its network and garner attention ...

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Punkt 2011: Kristiansand, Norway, September 1-3, 2011

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Punkt Festival 2011
The Agder Theatre
Kristiansand, Norway
September 1-3, 2011
It was almost not meant to be. Plagued by a combination of airline snafus and the residual effects of Hurricane Irene--which had hit the northeast coast of the United States a few days earlier, creating (amidst other much more serious results) a ...

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David Sylvian Announced as Artist in Residence for Punkt 2011

David Sylvian Announced as Artist in Residence for Punkt 2011

David Sylvian has been confirmed as Artist in Residence for the Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Norway (September 1-3). Sylvian will be creating an audiovisual installation entitled “Uncommon Deities," and will curate an evening of concerts, including the debut live performance of his 1988 release Plight and Premonition. In addition to Sylvian, this concert will feature John ...

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Punkt Festival 2010

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The trials and tribulations of international travel--flight delays, missing or damaged baggage, and increasing limitations on said baggage--can be enough to frustrate even the most patient and seasoned world traveler. But despite an almost incredible confluence of problems flying to Kristiansand, Norway, for Punkt 2010, once there all such problems were forgotten. Punkt is simply too ...