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Jan Bang: Live Sampling

by Music Tech Fest | MTF Podcast

In this MTF Podcast, festival director Andrew Dubber interviews Jan Bang. Jan is an artist whose music is crafted from the sound created by his fellow musicians. Starting with an empty hard drive in a live context, he uses a sampler to construct an open and spacious sonic environment that is utterly beautiful and breathtaking - creating a sublime and reverential atmosphere.

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.

Jan was at #MTF Stockholm to perform, collaborate and meet likeminded artists, academics and innovators. His live improvisation with Swedish jazz singer Lina Nyberg, 808 State’s Graham Massey and guitarist David Stackenäs was an absolute highlight of the festival.