Kristin Asbjornsen

Kristin Asbjørnsen is a Norwegian singer and composer. The last years Kristin's song has been causing euphoria among reviewers and audiences. Kristin has a unique voice, and is a master of smooth tone, organic distortion, and bright and complicated singing techniques. Known for her distinct approach to song-writing, Kristin's roots lies in both the singer / songwriter tradition and the groove-based world music. ...show more

Kristin Asbjørnsen is a Norwegian singer and composer. The last years Kristin's song has been causing euphoria among reviewers and audiences. Kristin has a unique voice, and is a master of smooth tone, organic distortion, and bright and complicated singing techniques. Known for her distinct approach to song-writing, Kristin's roots lies in both the singer / songwriter tradition and the groove-based world music.

Her trademark sound is rich with contrasts and dynamics, with strong melancholy and a feisty devilish energy. Featured on a number of album releases, as well as a series of tours and festival performances in Europe, Kristin has until now focused mainly on work with her ensembles Dadafon and Kroyt where her own compositions play a core role. In addition to writing her own lyrics, she has used Victorian and contemporary poems for her music for several years. Kristin has won several national Music Awards.

Kristin received her formal musical education from the Jazz Department at the Trondheim Music Conservatory, and West-African griot singers are among her many sources of inspiration. FILM MUSIC ALBUM / FACTOTUM: The last year Kristin has made her international debut as a film score composer for the American movie "Factotum", based on a novel by Charles Bukowski. Factotum is a US/Norwegian co-production by Director Bent Hamer and producer Jim Stark, and is starring Matt Dillon, Marisa Tomei, Lili Taylor among others. The film and the soundtrack have received a lot of international acclaim and Factotum was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. ...show less

Albums & Singles by Kristin Asbjornsen

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