Born: December 11, 1966 Primary Instrument: Samples/effects
rik Honoré, born 1966, is a musician, producer and author from Kristiansand, Norway. Honoré has worked with artists like David Sylvian, Jon Hassell, J. Peter Schwalm/Brian Eno, Sidsel Endresen, Jan Bang, Nils Petter Molvær, Arve Henriksen, Christian Wallumrød, Elsewhere, Unni Wilhelmsen, Velvet Belly and Eivind Aarset. Much of this work has been in collaboration with long time musical partner Jan Bang.
Erik has composed music for theatre, including the Norwegian National Theatre, and film. He has written three novels published by Gyldendal, Norway’s largest publishing house.
Erik Honoré has received one Norwegian Grammy” for Album of the Year (Velvet Belly: Lucia) and one nomination, and was nominated for the Southern Norway Literary Prize for his debut novel Orakelveggen. Together with Jan Bang and Arve Henriksen, he won the award for Best Movie Soundtrack of the Year 2009 at the Kosmorama International Film Festival in Trondheim.
Honoré is also co-artistic director of the Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, voted Most innovative festival of the year by the BBC Music Magazine. Previous artists at the festival include Brian Eno, John Paul Jones, Fennesz, Jon Hassell, and the elite of Norwegian electronic/modern jazz artists.
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