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 sees the international release of Kristin’s long awaited solo album Traces Of You (via Global Sonics/Øra Fonogram/Rough Trade), followed by release concerts in Europe. The music is met with outstanding response.

Kristin has written all music and lyrics, and her enchanting songs are based on Kristin’s commissioned work Traces of You for Global Oslo Music in 2016.

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.
Kristin’s 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 Europe with Kristin Asbjørnsen Ensemble. The music affectionately revealed her enduring passion for African American spirituals, as well as her own compositions. During the last year, Kristin has been performing in Europe, in different duo, trio and quartet formats. She has been combining songs from «I’ll meet you in the morning” with her earlier work “The night shines like the day” and “Wayfaring stranger”, as well as introducing her new songs.

Recent news

Concerts in Italy

Published December 10, 2018

Kristin will perform concerts in Italy at the Crossroads Festival in Casal Grande 28th February and 6th – 9th March in Sicilia, including Catania Jazz Festival.

More information here

 

Kardemommestipend til Kristin

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.

Lytt til Kristins nyeste album Traces of You

 

Upcoming concerts

28th February

Crossroads Festival, Teatro Fabrizio De André,, Casal Grande - Italy

Kristin Asbjørnsen with Olav Torget (guitars) and Suntou Susso (kora, vocals)

7th March

Catania Jazz Festival, Sicilia - Italy

Kristin Asbjørnsen with Olav Torget (guitars) and Suntou Susso (kora, vocals)

8th March

TBA, Sicilia - Italy

Kristin Asbjørnsen with Olav Torget (guitars) and Suntou Susso (kora, vocals)

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