Hilde Marie Holsen on 12 Points 2016 Jam Sessions: ‘Make Scratchy Sounds’

Published 17 Aug 2016 - 3:40 PM

Hilde Marie Holsen on 12 Points 2016 Jam Sessions: ‘Make Scratchy Sounds’

Every year at 12 Points we host the European Jam Session where 12 Points artists can jam with eachother and local musicians. The jam is different each year due to sponteneity, location and musicians so we asked solo trumpeter Hilde Marie Holsen, to give her views on the European Jam Session this year. Hilde got super involved with all aspects of the festival this year from her amazing performance, to her input at the Jazz Futures discussions to making 'scratchy sounds' at the jam. We were delighted to hear about her experience.

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Insufficient Funs at 12 Points: Cormac Larkin on this year’s Irish representatives

Published 23 Jul 2016 - 10:35 AM

Insufficient Funs at 12 Points: Cormac Larkin on this year’s Irish representatives

"Once you grasped its grammar, the music revealed itself, moving seamlessly between gnarly grooves and loose, open textured freedom, using simple ‘compositions’ - some of them just a few bars long - as starting points for adventures at the outer reaches of music." - Cormac Larkin

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Revitalising the (jazz) music festival - JazzFutures, 12 Points 2016

Published 22 Jul 2016 - 2:39 PM

Revitalising the (jazz) music festival - JazzFutures, 12 Points 2016

"In some countries the big all-star jazz festival is fading, its audience diminishing, while elsewhere, perhaps ironically, perhaps in a connected way, there is a surfeit of festivalisation of culture, in that festival in its ubiquity has become everyday, even banal, and no longer the intense, heightened and exceptional."

 

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Prof Tony Whyton on the first day of 12 Points and its 2016 location in San Sebastian.

Published 21 Jul 2016 - 10:34 AM

Prof Tony Whyton on the first day of 12 Points and its 2016 location in San Sebastian.

"12 Points encourages us to engage with a sense of place, to think about the similarities and differences between people and cultures through music, and to consider the importance of improvisation in art and everyday life."

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12 Points Day 1 has arrived!

Published 20 Jul 2016 - 10:52 AM

12 Points Day 1 has arrived!

Excitement is in the air today as 12 Points festival begins in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain with our first three acts The Embla (Denmark), Marco Mezquida (Spain) and the Eva Klesse Quartet (Germany). 

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