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

New live-video

Published December 24, 2019

Check out Kristin’s new live-video «Vil Du Være Her Bestandig» from Rockheim, October, 2019.

Filmed by Juliane Schütz

Vossajazz Festival April 4th

Published December 22, 2019

Kristin is heading for Vossajazz Festival April 4th with the «Take My Mother Home» concert in dialog with author Hanne Ørstavik and guitarist Olav Torget.

More Spring concerts to be confirmed soon!

Also check a new podcast interview (in Norwegian) with Kristin made by Vokaltilfolket.no

Upcoming concerts

4th April

Vossajazz Festival, Voss - Norway

Hanne Ørstavik and Kristin Asbjørnsen with Guitarist Olav Torget and sound design Asle Karstad

17th April

Italy,

(more info to come)

18th April

Italy,

(more info to come)

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