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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Punkt Festival 2016

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Punkt Festival
Kristiansand, Norway
September, 3-5, 2016

Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Southern Norway, is a small, informal festival of internationally high artistic reputation and esteem. It takes place during the first week of September. Founded in 2005 its 12th edition as usual presented a wide range of musical performances and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Grande improvvisazione ad Angelica

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Angelica Festival
Bologna
Teatro San Leonardo 21-22.05.2016

All'interno di un festival che programmaticamente non privilegia nessun genere musicale, ma che dà spazio ad autori delle più svariate provenienze e alle modalità più disparate del fare musica, è possibile imbattersi in alcune esperienze significative dell'improvvisazione assoluta. È quello che è capitato nell'edizione ...

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Punkt Festival 2015

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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.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vossa Jazz 2015

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VOSSA JAZZ
Voss
March 28 -29, 2015

Vossa Jazz, founded in 1973, an annual three-day event with a great variety of groups and acts, is a highly prestigious jazz festival in Norway. Thanks especially to its commissions and awards, it has an important national and international function. In 1983 the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Music Unlimited Festival 2014

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Music Unlimited Festival
Wels, Austria
November 7-9, 2014

Nothing about the appearance of the town Wels, in western Austria, suggests that this sleepy old commune located in the middle of a vast agricultural area is a Mecca for adventurous music aficionados. Every year, hundreds of people habitually gather from ...

The Vocal Art of Norwegian Stine Janvin Motland

Read "The Vocal Art of Norwegian Stine Janvin Motland" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian vocal artist Stine Janvin Motland is known for highly original, extended vocal techniques. Her range and imagination mark new frontiers for the natural acoustics of the human voice. Motland previously recorded with drummer Ståle Liavik Solberg in MotSol, and with he and local sax hero Frode Gjerstad, plus American cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm in the quartet ...

The Jist: The Jist

Read "The Jist" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Norwegian duo The Jist--vocal artists and electronics player Natalie Sandtorv, and guitarist Torgeir Hovden Standal--take the experimental concept of improvised meetings between innovative vocal artists and guitarists to its noisy extremes. This concept was pioneered by the master vocal artist Sidsel Endresen and highly inventive guitarist Stian Westrhus (Didyomi Dreams, Rune Grammofon, 2012) and later ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

VCDC: Insult

Read "Insult" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The sophomore release of the Norwegian-American free improvisation quartet VCDC (following the self-titled album, Hispid, 2011) features the quartet as a highly inventive and playful unit. Clarinetist Frode Gjerstad, one of the forefathers of the Norwegian free jazz and free improvisation scene; cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, who in the last years collaborate regularly with Scandinavian musicians as ...

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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 ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Close Encounters Of The Skronky Kind

Read "Close Encounters Of The Skronky Kind" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Paal Nilssen-Love is one of the hardest-working musicians in the European free jazz and free improvisation scenes. Amongst his near-countless activities, the Norwegian drummer collaborates on a regular basis with Chicago reed multi-instrumentalist Ken Vandermark, in their ongoing duo, in the Double Cement trio and Lean Left quartet, as a member of Peter Brötzmann's Hairy Bones ...


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