The ‘Festival of the Live Remix’, Punkt announced today it will re-connect with its international family in 2022 for the 18th edition. Following a Norway only festival in 2020 and 2021, Punkt Festival will take place 1 – 3 September at its home in Kristiansand, Norway.
27th Apr 2022
Punkt is a creative organisation that was sparked by a concept: the live sampling and remix of music. At the heart of Punkt’s DNA is continuous creation and collaboration, with a shared creative ethos and artistic connection among its family of musicians and artists. Punkt is the brainchild of musicians and record producers Jan Bangs and Erik Honoré, who pioneered the live remix in 2005 at the first Punkt Festival – a unique, hugely respected annual three-day music event taking place in Kristiansand, Norway that is now in its 18th year. Punkt Festival is a creative community of like-minded musicians in an inclusive space, creating across boundaries and divides. With a distinctive programme aesthetic every year, the festival is a curated mix of celebrated Nordic and international musicians, who are attracted from the centres of international experimental music, from Brian Eno, David Sylvian and Daniel Lanois to Laurie Anderson, Thurston Moore and John Paul Jones. Most of the concerts at Punkt are remixed live, and the audience gets to hear the remixes immediately after each concert. In many cases, the remixers also invite musicians to interact with the remixes, making them a vehicle for continuous innovation and improvisation. Punkt International is a touring concept and takes Punkt concept to the world, earning an international reputation by working with creative collaborators across 27 cities to date, including the UK, Finland, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Estonia and Japan and more.
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