quote:David Sylvian2011-09-02-PunktfestivalKristiansand. NorwayAudience recordingTotal time: 40:20Linage: Edirol 9 - Logic 8 - aif - flacSQ: Ex-This is an ambient concert with David Sylvian performing "Plight And Premonition" at Agder Teater, Kristiansand Norway.This is the first live-performance of "Plight And Premonition"1: Plight. 20:582: Premonition. 19:22Lineup:David SylvianJohn TilburyPhilip JeekEivind AarsethJan BangErik HonorèArve HenriksenFor more info and pictures see: www.punktfestival.no
quote:Samadhisound will be releasing Uncommon Deities on the 24th September 2012. Last year's Punkt Festival played host to Uncommon Deities, an unusual confluence of talents and media. Walking into the gallery’s large space, visitors were greeted by a series of paintings by Atsushi Fukui that culminated in the striking, hermaphroditic figure in “The Botanist.” An audio installation by David Sylvian filled the space, and the opening night celebration brought poets and musicians into the mix: the acclaimed Norwegian poets Paal-Helge Haugen and Nils Christian Moe Repstad read alongside Evan Parker and Arve Henriksen, and their works were read in English by Sylvian, whose recorded voice was accompanied by John Tilbury, Philip Jeck, and Sidsel Endresen.The CD release of Uncommon Deities isn’t a document of the installation, but a reinvention: the poems and Sylvian’s readings are placed in new settings by Jan Bang and Erik Honoré.The cofounders of the Punkt festival and close collaborators on the original installation, Bang and Honoré draw on new performances by the deeply sympathetic trumpeter Arve Henriksen and the startling, elemental singer Sidsel Endresen. These improvisations join live material captured at last year’s Punkt events, in a production that’s spacious and atmospheric, somber and escapist, light-hearted and steeped in history—a recording as rich as the ancestry of the work that inspired it.
quote:David Sylvian’s experimental breakthrough Blemish sees a new interpretation in the album Wandermüde, by the remarkable electroacoustic musician Stephan Mathieu. Working from the instrumental source material, Mathieu brings us a new experience of the most stirring textures and darkest thoughts from this pivotal album.Mathieu first collaborated with Sylvian at 2011’s Punkt festival in Kristiansand, Norway, when he performed a live remix of Sylvian’s ambient classic Plight and Premonition. Sylvian recently began work on an iOS application to display a collection of his digital photography. He invited Mathieu to develop an ambient score for the application, using material from 2003’s Blemish.
quote:Record Store Day (April 18th) sees Universal release a 7” of ‘Bamboo Houses‘/‘Bamboo Music (2000 Remix)’. The release is limited to 1000 copies and is in a sleeve art directed by David, designed by Chris Bigg, and featuring images by Yuka Fujii. It contains a printed inner sleeve and, as with all of David and Chris’s design work, contains special inks and papers in the production of the cover.