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2010-05-11 by John Kelman

Crime Scenes

Review by John Kelman @ Allaboutjazz.com

Allaboutjazz.com Review

For those who missed Punktfest '06 in Norway, Crime Scenes is the perfect introduction to the Punkt aesthetic. Created by Jan Bang and Erik Honoré, two increasingly well-known artists in pop and improvised music circles, the essence of Punkt is an exploration into the organic dovetailing of modern technology with conventional musical instruments and methodologies.

Its range includes the concept of live sampling, where music being performed is recorded and fed back to the performing musicians, often as loops or in significantly altered form. It makes technology part of the improvisational process. It also includes live remixes, where performances are recorded, then manipulated and represented as part of another performance that may or may not include musicians performing on conventional instruments.

Crime Scenes is largely the work of Bang and Honoré, though there are guest appearances by many artists who were part of the festival, including trumpeters Nils Petter Molvær and Arve Henriksen, singer Sidsel Endresen, percussionist Audun Kleive and guitarist Eivind Aarset. The line between real-time performance and programming is blurred, however, as Bang and Honoré blend the ...

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