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Artist
Point 4

Title
Panopticon

Catalog idRelease dateBarcode
SOFA5242008-02-257041885752427

Musicians

Kenneth Karlsson - piano

Jon Balke - piano/electronics

Bjørn Rabben - percussion/melodic percussion

Ingar Zach - bass drum/percussion

Tracks

01 Wide red (3:42)

02 Di fianco (5:58)

03 Sostenuto (8:48)

04 Partita - Allemande I (4:47)

05 Partita - Digression (:37)

06 Partita - Allemande II (3:04)

07 Partita - Courtante (2:59)

08 Partita - Sarabande (3:43)

09 Partita - Gigue (2:06)

10 Panopticon (4:19)

11 Seven perspectives - point zero (:32)

12 Seven perspectives - point one (:31)

13 Seven perspectives - point two (:49)

14 Seven perspectives - point three (1:34)

15 Seven perspectives - point five (2:20)

16 Seven perspectives - point six (:42)

17 Seven perspectives - point seven (:40)

18 Side shadow (11:10)

19 Vanishing point (5:51)

About Panopticon

Point 4 began as a fusion between four musicians – Jon Balke, Kenneth Karlsson, Bjørn Rabben, and Ingar Zach. Percussion instruments and conceptual sounds were a mutual passion for the partnership from the beginning. Since February 2006 Point 4 has worked using different approaches towards improvisation based on compositional elements. Point 4 uniquely blends two virtuoso duos from contemporary and improvisational music and creates their music partly through improvisation, and partly through samples and fragments from existing music. On “Panopticon” simple structures and small cells provides opportunity for improvisational freedom. Certain tracks resemble pre-composed works, while others display an open and almost random nature. “Panopticon” is a work which reveals the various inherent directions in the organism Point 4.

Point 4 is an exciting ensemble with a persistent desire to develop it’s music. In 2008 they have pursued cooperation with composers such as Bent Sørensen and Rolf Wallin. Additionally, they perform a program based on James Dillon’s work.

Reviews

Bergens Tidende

Musikken får klinge ut i et møtepunkt mellom ulike inspirasjonskilder. Resultatet er en plate som lyder friskt, som en blanding av det spontane og det kontrollerte -- read the whole review»

Erik Steinskog

All About Jazz

...the quartet parlays expressionism into many sub-plots and underlying motifs as if they're spinning a huge geometrical web that transcends any strict sense of musical normalcy. It's a powerful, yet daintily outlined trek that should offer gobs of stimulation to one's neural network. -- read the whole review»

Glenn Astarita

The Wire

...from start to finish it’s an absolute treat. -- read the whole review»

Brian Marley

Ballade

innbydende i sin gjennomført åpne og egenartede form -- read the whole review»

Carl Kristian Johansen

Aftenposten

...poengterte og velkomponerte, i en poetisk helhet med helt utsøkt lydkvalitet. -- read the whole review»

Astrid Kvalbein