Kristin Asbjørnsen

Singer and songwriter Kristin Asbjørnsen is one of the most distinguished artists on the vibrating extended music scene in Europe.

Over the last decade, she has received overwhelming international response from critics and the public alike for her personal and unique musical expression. Spring 2018 saw the release of Kristin’s long awaited solo album Traces Of You. Kristin’s enchanting songs, based on her commissioned work Traces of You for Global Oslo Music in 2016, were met with outstanding response. Kristin has written all music and lyrics.

Due to Covid-19 several concerts in Norway, Italy and Germany have been cancelled/postponed Spring/Summer 2020. During Autumn 2020 Kristin will perform some concerts in Norway, and when possible in 2021 continue to be touring in Europe in trio format with the kora player Suntou Susso and guitarist Olav Torget, performing songs from Traces Of You, as well as songs from her afro-american spirituals-repertoire.

Kristin is well known for her great live-performances and she is touring with two extraordinary musicians. The Norwegian singer has featured on a number of album releases, as well as a series of tours and festival performances in Europe. She has won several national Music Awards. In France, Kristin became the winner of the Mondomix Babel Med prize in 2009. Her previous solo albums I’ll meet you in the morning (2013), The night shines like the day (2009) and Wayfaring stranger (2006) were released across Europe via Emarcy/Universal. Wayfaring stranger sold to Platinum in Norway.

Kristin made the score for the movie Factotum (Bukowski/Bent Hamer) in 2005. Kristin collaborates with the piano player Tord Gustavsen. During many years Kristin focused on work with her musical ensembles Kvitretten, Dadafon and Krøyt.

Recent news

New concerts coming up Autumn 2021

Published June 25, 2021

Kristin performs at Avaldsnes Kirke 23/9, Vossajazz 24/9, St Markus Church 26/9 and Hellviktangen at Nesodden 30/9, collaborating with author Hanne Ørstavik and guitarist Olav Torget. Sounddesign Asle Karstad.

9th November will see a new concert with Kristin’s band at Rockefeller. Welcome!

More info and concerts coming up soon!

New live-video by Ketil Bjørnstad & Kristin Asbjørnsen Duo

Published May 10, 2021

Listen/Watch the new available live-video from Rockefeller 2020, made by Odd Geir Sæther.

Ketil Bjørnstad and Kristin performing  «Ung Forelsket Kvinne» (Stein Mehren/ Bjørstad) and «The Night Is Darkening ‘Round Me” (Bronte/Bjørnstad). Songs taken from the album «Seafarer’s Song» (2004). Sounddesign by Sven Persson.

Upcoming concerts

23rd September

Avaldsnes Kirke , Haugesund - Norway

«Take My Mother Home» concert- in dialog with author Hanne Ørstavik and guitarist Olav Torget

24th September

Kulturhuset, Vossa Jazz Festival - Norway

«Take My Mother Home» concert- in dialog with author Hanne Ørstavik and guitarist Olav Torget

26th September

St Markus Kirke, Bergen - Norway

«Take My Mother Home» concert- in dialog with author Hanne Ørstavik and guitarist Olav Torget

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