Translation: Christian Lysvåg
The two events, which have been held alongside each other in the past, have joined forces. The most significant result of this is a big common seminar on digitalizing and copyrights (IPR) in the music industry, which will take place on August 30th.
Delegates and participants will be able to draw on the insights and experiences of renowned industry people such as Peter Jenner (ex manager for Pink Floyd and The Clash), Bendik Hofset (musician and head of NOPA), Aleksander Brem aka “Gothminister” (lawyer and goth-rocker), and Bugge Wesseltoft (artist and producer).
In addition Punkt contributes by furnishing the delegates of the new conference with a bonus package of some very special musical experiences: Nils Petter Molvær with band, DJ Strangefruit and not least Magne Furuholmen with full band.
The artists will also give other performances throughout the duration of the festival, and thus the promoters of the joint venture can promise “a week of learning, inspiration and musical experiences of the highest order.”
The motion conference takes place between August 28tyh and 30th. It features names such as Kevin Keller (head of Google Norway), the designer of the supercar Koeningsegg Bård Eker, and founder of Sweden’s major summer festival Hultsfred Putte Svensson.
Motion is about the movements and interchanges between culture and business.
In its third year the music festival Punkt takes place between August 29th and September 1st. Already in its inaugural year it was pronounced “This year’s most innovative festival” by BBC Music magazine, due to its diverse program and a concept entitled “Live Remix”: All main-stage performances are immediately remixed on the bi-stage, in order for the audience to be able to go directly there and experience the “deconstruction.”
Names at this year’s Punkt are: Jon Hassel, Kammerflimmer, Kollektief, Robin Guthrie, Nils Petter Molvær, Solveig Slettahjell and Jaki Liebzeit/Burnt Friedman.
Nils Petter Molvær, Jazz trumpeter
Bendik Hofseth, Chairman
Jens Bugge Wesseltoft, Jazz musician, Pianist
Solveig Slettahjell, Singer, Musical Director