11 February, 7pm
For 10 years Erik Honoré and Jan Bang have been twisting the musical landscape of Kristiansand, Norway with their radical festival concept, Punkt Festivalen, drawing in such names as Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, John Paul Jones, and David Sylvian.
In February Rich Mix is bringing this unique experience to London. The Main Space will be lit up by live performances from Three Trapped Tigers, Arve Henriksen and more. Afterwards, the audience will be invited upstairs to interact with two rooms of interpretations of the show, where live sampling and live electronics are mixed with visuals to create a thrilling sonic and visual sensation.
“Punkt is the kind of festival that I dreamt of before it existed. For a short period in the sixties, we had things that resembled this, before artists and composers retreated to their predictable formats. Punkt does the exact opposite, and that’s why I like it. To connect things is culturally more interesting than to separate them.” – Brian Eno
Three Trapped Tigers are often hailed as the one of best bands in the UK. Skirting on the edge of Math Rock, Noise Rock and Electronica, but defying any concrete genre classification, the trio have been soaking up critical acclaim since their formation in 2007.
Arve Henriksen is a Norwegian trumpet player, renowned for his distinctive, flute-like sound on the trumpet, inspired by the sound of the Japanese shakuhachi flute. Over the past two decades Henriksen has been receiving critical acclaim across the Jazz world including “Best Live Shows of 2013″ from All About Jazz.
Hosting the event will be award winning broadcaster, writer and speaker Fiona Talkington, best known to radio audiences as a founding presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Sony Gold Award winning “Late Junction” as well as Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts and Radio 3 in Concert. Fiona has been involved with the Punkt Festival in Kristiansand since it started in 2005.
Rich Mix is East London’s independent arts venue, located between Shoreditch and Bethnal Green. It’s a charity and social enterprise, and all profits go back to support its education, arts and community activities, which nurture new and local talent.