NxN Music

Featuring bands and DJs from across Alaska and the Arctic.

Thursday, April 26 – Welcome Reception

Friday, April 27 – Performances throughout the day

Saturday, April 28 – Performances throughout the day, and evening Arctic Dance Party

Sunday, April 29 – Performances throughout the day

Artist Dialogue

On Sunday, performers will engage in a dialogue related to Innovation and Resilience, and their role in addressing or informing:

  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Climate Action
  • Clean and Affordable Energy
  • Good Health and Well-Being

Jakop Janssøn Hauan: Norway

Hauan is a drummer and a graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (2011), holding a bachelor’s degree in executive drums and jazz improvisation. He has toured and played a series of concerts in Norway, Europe and Africa within bands like ‘Halles Komet’, ‘Johan Lindvall Trio’, ‘Zarathustra’, ‘Northern Arc’, ‘IAmSound’, ‘Papirfly’ (Hanne Kalleberg Kvartett) and has participated in the competitions Jazzintro within the bands Cinnamon Re:source and ‘Hanne Kalleberg Kvartett’ and gained second place in ”nõmme jazz international youth competition, Jazz artist 2010”. Hauan collaborates within the duo AvantGong including Jørn Øien, where they want to create forms, melodies and coherence using synths, drums, electronics with free music and world music as a starting point. The result is musical ideas where the sound sources merges seamlessly into a free-improvised expression that groove and tonality varied through a stream of fascinating sound images. Inspired by the music and cultures from around the world, electronica music and noise, jazz and improvisational music, the duo seeks to create a distinctive sound. Hauan is one of the initiators behind ‘Lillesalen’ concert series. The event, which since the fall has taken place in ‘Lillesalen’ at Chateau Neuf, aims to be a stage for talented jazz musicians.