Sidsel Endresen & David Toop

Sidsel Endresen & David Toop will perform their very first duo concert on Friday 1 September.


Sidsel Endresen is well known to the Punkt audience, she has dened and re-dened vocal sound since her break-through in the early 1980s. Sidsel has worked with a vast number of musicians in Norway and abroad, including Bugge Wesseltoft, Christian Wallumrød, Helge Sten, Stian Westerhus, Vilde&Inga and Jan Bang / Erik Honoré. She has written music for lms, theatrical productions as well as other commissioned work. She continues to be of huge inspiration to young vocalists (and improvisers in general) around the globe. Her work has spanned genres from "fusion" and "jazz-rock" in the -80's, to free-improvisation, electronics and "new music" in the -90's and the new millennium. Sidsel Endresen has received 5 Spellemann awards (Norwegian "Grammy"), 2 Nordic Council nominations, the German WDR Award for 2016 and the 2016 Lindemann Award.


David Toop has recorded with the Flying Lizards, exhibited sound installations in Tokyo, Beijing and London’s National Gallery, worked with artists ranging from John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Bob Cobbing and Ivor Cutler to Akio Suzuki, Simon Finn, Camille Norment and Max Eastley. He has published six books, translated into ten languages, including Rap Attack, Ocean of Sound, Haunted Weather, Sinister Resonance, Into the Maelstrom (shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize) and an autobiography, Flutter Echo, published in Japan in 2017. Since his first album, released on Brian Eno’s Obscure label in 1975, he has released twelve solo albums, including Screen Ceremonies, Black Chamber, Sound Body and Entities Inertias Faint Beings, and many collaborations with improvisers and artists including Alterations (Peter Cusack, Steve Beresford and Terry Day), Thurston Moore, Tania Chen and Ken Ikeda.