Electronic musician/producer/Punkt Festival founder Jan Bang has worked with such luminaries as Jon Hassell, David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Sidsel Endresen, Nils Petter Molvær and Arve Henriksen. From his work as successful pop producer in the 1990s, his creative thrust and pioneering work in developing the concept of live remix – improvising with electronics alongside more conventional instruments and performers – has led to him being constantly in-demand as a producer and performer today.
In 2005 he launched, together with Erik Honoré, the internationally renowned Punkt Festival, where Bang’s live sampling – his own musical instrument – works within the framework of overlapping concerts: one being the original; the other, the remix. The Punkt brand has already traveled abroad to the UK, Germany and has plans to visit the United States.
Bang’s latest international outing is 2013’s ‘Narrative From The Subtropics’ – the successor of ‘…and Poppies From Kandahar’ (2011) and the Erik Honoré collaboration, ‘Uncommon Deities’ (2012), both released on David Sylvian´s Samadhisound label. ‘Narrative From The Subtropics’ features contributions from such heavyweights as guitarist Eivind Aarset and trumpeter/percussionist/vocalist Arve Henriksen, vocalist Sidsel Endresen, trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, guitarist Stian Westerhus, electronic engineer/musician Honoré, composer Dai Fujikura, pianist Tigran Hamasyan, bassist Lars Danielsson and more.