Traces of You
Kristin’s upcoming solo album 2018 will be based on her songs from the commissioned work «Traces of You».
The Norwegian singer Kristin Asbjørnsen saw the invitation from Global Oslo Music as a great opportunity to explore a new musical meeting. She wanted to invite her long-term guitarist Olav Torget – a musician that has been very important in enriching her musical landscape – together with the enchanting Senegalese griot Ablaye Cissoko.
The commissioned work by Global Oslo Music and the new collaborative project was performed for the first time at Cafeteatret in Oslo, March, 2016. The concert was met with outstanding response and was followed by more festival concerts Autumn 2016/spring 2017.
The expression is tender with a quiet intensity, carried forward by an incredibly strong awareness in the way the musicians are approaching the songs – with powerful musical performances and with deep beauty. It’s soulful music that flows, touchingly grounded in Kristin’s unique voice and her songs. The music shows traces of West African dance rhythms, Nordic contemporary jazz and contemplative church music.
“Traces of you” embraces the complexity and beauty of belonging. The songs carry strong imprints of loss and love – a journey of transforming moments of life.
About the project with Kristin Asbjørnsen/Ablaye Cissoko/Olav Torget
Live at Caféteatret i Oslo, 12. March 2016