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.

During 2019 Kristin will 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.
She 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

Rockheim and more concerts coming up in Oct/Nov

Published September 16, 2019

4th October Kristin will perform with her trio at Rockheim – Norway’s National Museum of Popular Music in Trondheim. The concert is connected to the Soli Deo Gloria – exhibition about christianity and popular music in Norway.

The exhibition also gives attention to the work of the Afro-American singer Ruth Reese (1921-1990). Kristin was Reese’ last student. Kristin will perform both Traces Of You songs as well as interpretations of her long term work with spirituals. (med linken I arven etter ruth reese) +

More concerts

Concert at Fryd Scene

Published August 26, 2019

Kristin Asbjørnsen / Olav Torget Duo performs at Fryd Scene in Ål – Hallingdal 29th August.

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Upcoming concerts

4th October

"I arven etter Ruth Reese» Rockheim Scene, Trondheim - Norway

Kristin Asbjørnsen with Olav Torget (guitars) and Suntou Susso (kora, vocals), Asle Karstad (sound) and Eivind Hermann (light)

11th October

Jølster Jazz, Skei - Norway

Kristin Asbjørnsen with Olav Torget (guitars) and Suntou Susso (kora, vocals), Asle Karstad (sound) and Eivind Hermann (light)

12th October

Hadeland Jazzforum, Huset , Brandbu - Norway

Kristin Asbjørnsen with Olav Torget (guitars) and Suntou Susso (kora, vocals), Asle Karstad (sound) and Eivind Hermann (light)

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