In pursuit of modest utopias
Punkt 2020 Artist in Residence is keyboardist and composer Anja Lauvdal. She visits Punkt with three projects: A specially commissioned work, her four times «Norwegian Grammy»-nominated piano trio Moskus, and the eclectic wizards Finity.
Exit North, the quartet of singer Thomas Feiner and ex Japan-drummer Steve Jansen, perform their only concert in Norway at Punkt, on Thursday 3 September.
On Friday evening, at the Domkirken Cathedral, Mats Eilertsen plays a solo concert based on music from last year’s magnificent Hubro release «Reveries and Revelations», and Irmin Schmidt, founder of legendary German band Can, performs «5 Klavierstücke» for prepared piano and electronics.
Modern Norwegian folk duo Frode Haltli / Erlend Apneseth is confirmed for Saturday 5th, and the same evening Eivind Aarset / Jan Bang bring atmospheres from their critically acclaimed new album «Snow catches on her Eyelashes» to Kick Scene.
Recent Zenith Awards winners Trio Heinz Herbert play their fascinating, energetic hybrid music on Friday 4th, and Chris Sharkey / Mark Sanders contribute their potent guitar/electronics + drums/percussion blend on Saturday 5th.
All concerts are live remixed by Erik Honoré, Tone Åse / Veslemøy Narvesen and other remixers to be announced. On Friday and Saturday, the Punkt Seminar takes place at the Sørlandet Art Museum, where the audience can also enjoy the museum’s exhibitions.
Festival Pass: NOK 1600