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Jan Bang

Jan Bang is one of Norway’s most accomplished and influential producers. The often hushed and spacious sound he crafts is utterly beautiful and breathtaking - creating a sublime and reverential atmosphere. Listening to Jan Bang can be like walking into a cathedral at midnight.

Bang was born and grew up in Kristiansand, and formed part of the Tromsø electronic scene with other soon-to-be famous musicians Bugge Wesseltoft and Nils Petter Molvaer. Today he’s unquestionably one of the most innovative and creative musicians in Scandinavia.

From crafting successful pop records in the 1990s, Bang has moved on to focus on the concept of live remix: improvising with electronics alongside more conventional instruments and performers - sampling, looping and creating a sonic environment within which the other instruments can stretch out and explore.

In 2005, together with Erik Honoré, he launched the internationally renowned Punkt Festival where his approach works within a framework of overlapping concerts by diverse artists - the first of each being the original performance, the second a remix. Bang’s work with artists such as David Sylvian, Nils Petter Molvaer, Sidsel Endresen and Arve Henriksen have an otherworldly and hypnotic quality and his solo recordings have received rave reviews worldwide.

Jan Bang joins us in the giant creative laboratory of #MTFBerlin to explore, experiment, collaborate and improvise - and he’ll also be joining us in the #MTFResearch symposium that follows the festival on Monday 30th.

Get your ticket to #MTFBerlin now.

More to see and do at Music Tech Fest

May 27-30 at Funkhaus Berlin

#MTFSparks: teenage music hackers

#MTFSparks: teenage music hackers

At #MTFBerlin with the help of leading UK educational expert Siobhan Ramsey, Tom Flynn and Daniel Lopez of Sandbox Education, in collaboration with creative education expert Alexandra Antonopoulou, the #MTFSparks built, tested and performed with their new inventions on the main stage at the festival.
It’s Time to Talk About the Voice

It’s Time to Talk About the Voice

This spring, an extraordinary gathering of creative coders, visual artists and vocal experts assembled at #MTFBerlin, forming the first cross-disciplinary #MTFLabs: Vocal Tech.
Adventures in Accessible Music Tech

Adventures in Accessible Music Tech

At #MTFBerlin with the help of leading UK educational expert Siobhan Ramsey, Tom Flynn and Daniel Lopez of Sandbox Education, in collaboration with creative education expert Alexandra Antonopoulou, the #MTFSparks built, tested and performed with their new inventions on the main stage at the festival.
Michela Magas: Innovation Luminary

Michela Magas: Innovation Luminary

This spring, an extraordinary gathering of creative coders, visual artists and vocal experts assembled at #MTFBerlin, forming the first cross-disciplinary #MTFLabs: Vocal Tech.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

One of the things that's most important to us at Music Tech Fest is the idea that music is for everyone. Not just to listen to, but to make. Removing barriers to participation is one of the great applications of music technologies.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

What would it be like to climb inside a working musical instrument? What happens when you combine pigs, sheep, and TNT with modular synthesizers? Find out in the Blam for Minecraft demo at #MTFBerlin.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

People walked on the moon and they're cloning sheep - so why can't I dance while drumming?" LIZZY is a humanised drumkit - and she's coming to perform at #MTFBerlin.
A Music Tech Fest world premiere

A Music Tech Fest world premiere

In a gala award ceremony in Amsterdam, festival founder Michela Magas was presented with one of the highest awards for Innovation in Europe.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

In January 2015 disabled musician John Kelly presented Drake Music with a blueprint for an electric guitar that would be accessible to him. At #MTFBerlin, Gawain Hewitt of Drake Music joins us to showcase this groundbreaking prototype.
#MTFLates: Introducing…

#MTFLates: Introducing…

Graham Massey is a legend of electronic music. A multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ and broadcaster, he came to prominence with his seminal electronic act 808 State - and he's performing an exclusive solo set in the private after-hours club night on Saturday at #MTFBerlin, in a hidden chamber of the Funkhaus.
#MTFLates: Announcing…

#MTFLates: Announcing…

Sarah Farina is one of Berlin's most revered DJs - and we're thrilled to announce that she's joining us at #MTFBerlin as the first of our guest performers at #MTFLates - the private club night happening after the festival on Saturday night in a hidden chamber of the Funkhaus. Sarah's internationally-acclaimed bass-heavy and futuristic sets are inventive, inclusive, positive, thoughtful, and tight as a drum.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

Ben Heck, host of popular YouTube channel The Ben Heck Show joins us with his crew at #MTFBerlin to hack, invent, share a bit of maker knowledge and film a special episode of the show surrounded by our 50 hackers in the element14 Hack Camp.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

Ian Wallman is a world-class record producer and remixer with a string of awards, a UK top 10 hit and collaborations with major artists under his belt. He joins us at #MTFBerlin to lead and coach a group of emerging Berlin dance producers in the Trackathon.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

This spring, an extraordinary gathering of creative coders, visual artists and vocal experts assembled at #MTFBerlin, forming the first cross-disciplinary #MTFLabs: Vocal Tech.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

Graham Dunning is a sound artist and experimental musician who works with found objects. His 'Mechanical Techno' consists of multiple treated records spinning on a single turntable, impacting physical objects, triggering analogue synths, striking percussion and mechanically triggering drum machines.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

Ricardo O'Nascimento is a designer and founder of POPKALAB in Rotterdam - a design research studio with a focus on innovation in the field of wearable technology.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

Sarah Farina is one of Berlin's most revered DJs - and we're thrilled to announce that she's joining us at #MTFBerlin as the first of our guest performers at #MTFLates - the private club night happening after the festival on Saturday night in a hidden chamber of the Funkhaus. Sarah's internationally-acclaimed bass-heavy and futuristic sets are inventive, inclusive, positive, thoughtful, and tight as a drum.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

Mercury Prize nominee ESKA will not only appear on the main stage at #MTFBerlin... her plan is to form collaborations, invent new types of musical instruments and experiment in the giant creative laboratory that is Music Tech Fest.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

Award winning jewellery artist Zoe Robertson blends the world of contemporary jewellery art with music, sound, dance and movement. She's coming to #MTFBerlin to explore interactive performance and ‘Music as Extension of the Human Body’.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

Join us for a Music Tech Fest exclusive: the premiere of Emika’s Symphony No. 1 in a live mix and intimate discussion about her creative process at the incredible Funkhaus Berlin. The event is free to #MTFBerlin weekend ticketholders.
#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

#MTFBerlin: Announcing…

Sarah Farina is one of Berlin's most revered DJs - and we're thrilled to announce that she's joining us at #MTFBerlin as the first of our guest performers at #MTFLates - the private club night happening after the festival on Saturday night in a hidden chamber of the Funkhaus. Sarah's internationally-acclaimed bass-heavy and futuristic sets are inventive, inclusive, positive, thoughtful, and tight as a drum.