Kristin Asbjørnsen

Singer and songwriter Kristin Asbjørnsen is one of the most distinguished artists on the vibrating extended music scene in Norway. Over the last decade, she has received overwhelming international response from critics and the public alike for her personal and unique musical expression.

Spring 2016 saw a new, captivating collaboration between Kristin Asbjørnsen, the Senegalese kora player Ablaye Cissoko and the Norwegian guitarist Olav Torget. Kristin was invited by Global Oslo Music to compose new songs, and the commissioned work called «Traces of you» was performed at Caféteatret in Oslo, spring 2016, followed by the festival Olavsfestdagene in Trondheim i August. More concerts coming up, including Bølgen Kulturhus in Larvik, 29th September and Oslo World Festival (Riksscenen) 3rd November.

Kristin’s enchanting and critically acclaimed solo-album “I’ll meet you in the morning” (Emarcy/Universal Music 2013/2014) was followed by an extended release tour and festival concerts in Germany, France, Norway, Spain and Austria with Kristin Asbjørnsen Ensemble. The music affectionately reveals her enduring passion for African American spirituals as well as her own compositions. During 2016 Kristin will continue to perform in Europe, in different duo, trio and quartet formats; combining songs from her latest album with her earlier work “The night shines like the day” and “Wayfaring stranger” as well as introducing new songs.

This is a great opportunity to experience the best of the best from this outstanding Norwegian singer!

Recent news

Upcoming concerts

Published February 21, 2017

Kristin performs at Kilden in Kristiansand (8th March) and Valevåg Kulturkyrkje/Valendagene (12th March) with the Senegalese koraplayer Ablaye Cissoko/guitarist Olav Torget.

16th March Kristin Asbjørnsen/Tord Gustavsen Duo performs in Strømsø Church, Drammen, as part of Halvorsen Musikkfest.

Welcome!

Minne for livet… bak Asbjørnsens enorme tilstedeværelse og formidling, er det en teknisk briljans og beherskelse som overgår det meste. Hun møter blikket vårt samtidig som diksjonen er meislet i stein. Ikke bare er det så på håret imponerende, men mest av alt er det godt å oppleve og så godt å være nær… Asbjørnsens mangfoldige karriere forteller om en uredd og modig artist som aldri har gjort noe halvveis. Konsertens repertoar består av spirituals og egne sanger som virkelig er et vågestykke av dimensjoner. Men så er det slik at Asbjørnsens eget materiale er av en slik kvalitet at det glir umerkelig og kledelig inn i sanger som har tålt 170–180 års lidelse og levd liv… på dr. Asbjørnsens venteværelse er vi alle kjærlighetens pasienter som venter på diagnose

Jostein Pedersen i Helgelendingen okt 2014

Upcoming concerts

8th March

Kilden, Kristiansand - Norway

Kristin Asbjørnsen/Ablaye Cissoko/Olav Torget: «Traces of You» Kristin’s commissioned work by Global Oslo Music.

12th March

Valestrand Kulturkyrkje, Valestrand - Norway

Kristin Asbjørnsen/Ablaye Cissoko/Olav Torget: «Traces of You» Kristin’s commissioned work by Global Oslo Music.

16th March

John Halvorsen Musikkfest, Drammen - Norway

Kristin Asbjørnsen / Tord Gustavsen Duo

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