Kristin Asbjørnsen with Olav Torget (guitars) and Suntou Susso (kora, vocals)
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.
Published December 10, 2018
Kristin will perform concerts in Italy at the Crossroads Festival in Casal Grande 28th February and at Nomos Jazz in Palermo and Catania Jazz Festival in Sicilia 5th- 7th March.
Published November 20, 2018
Kristin mottok Kardemommestipendet under NOPA’s priskonsert 20 November. Kardemommestipendet er en gave fra Egner-familien. Det gis som en er påskjønnelse for arbeid som er gjort, og en stimulans til fortsatt produksjon.
Juryen skrev blant annet:
Kristin har improvisasjon som et tyngdepunkt i sin musikk og en særegen stemme med et uvanlig bredt klangspektrum. Hun fremfører sin musikk med særlig stor dynamikk, kontrast og kraft, og det skapes et personlig uttrykk i enhver musikalsk setting.
Juryen vektlegger at hennes uttrykk både er meget personlig og ”kortreist”, samtidig som det favner uttrykk og elementer fra mange verdenshjørner med stor selvfølgelighet. Vi gleder oss til å høre hvor hun vil gå videre med sin musikk.