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AN OVERVIEW IN ENGLISH


A songwriter for 25 years, Kari Bremnes has never had a larger and more varied audience than now.

She tours frequently in Europe as well as in Norway. Her albums are sold in as many copies abroad as in Norway. In Germany alone she has sold 90,000 albums.

Kari is a storyteller, a song poet from the north portraying universal subjects: people, birds, city streets, the immense ocean, recognition, holy days, working days, travels, human dreams and desires, the wildest and most quiet destinies.

Call it melancholic, call it powerful, big or small, it is occasionally quite amusing, and it is intensely present. First and foremost it is about the music in our lived lives.

The newspaper 'Dagbladet' says: 'Kari Bremnes is almost her own genre, where lyrics and music are equal entities'.

Her latest album is "Og så kom resten av livet" (And then the rest of your life), with release September 14, 2012. This album features 11 fresh songs spanning a wide range of ideas, visions and musical temperament.

-- When giving concerts Bremnes selects songs from a large repertoire created over many years, in close co-operation with eminent musicians:

-- Kari Bremnes Band: Bengt E. Hanssen, keyboards; Børre Flyen, drums; Hallgrim Bratberg, guitars; Sondre Meisfjord, bass; Geir Østensjø, sound.


Awards

Tekstforfatterfondets ærespris (Lyricist Fund´s Prize of Honor) 2013
Edvard-prisen, 2010 for the lyrics on 'LY'.
Prøysenprisen, 1998.
Nordprofilprisen, 1995.
Spellemannprisen, 2001 for SOLØYE (co-production with Lars and Ola Bremnes).
Telenors Kulturpris, 1998
Spellemannprisen, 1991 for SPOR.
Rolf Gammlengprisen, 1990.
Spellemannprisen, 1987 for the debut album MITT VILLE HJERTE.



Bio

Born in 1956 in Svolvær, Lofoten, Norway. Kari holds a BA in language, literature, history and theater studies. She worked as a journalist until she became a full time musician. Lives in Oslo, Norway.


Discography

Solo:

OG SÅ KOM RESTEN AV LIVET, 2012
FANTASTISK ALLEREDE, 2010
LY, 2009
KARI BREMNES LIVE, 2007
OVER EN BY, 2005
11 UBESVARTE ANROP, 2002
YOU`D HAVE TO BE THERE, 2002
NORWEGIAN MOOD, 2000
SVARTA BJØRN, 1998
MÅNESTEIN, 1997
ERINDRING, 1995
GÅTE VED GÅTE, 1994
LØSRIVELSE, 1993
SPOR, 1991
BLÅ KRUKKE, 1989
MITT VILLE HJERTE, 1987


Co-productions

LULLABIES FROM THE AXIS OF EVIL, 2004
VOGGESANGER FRA ONDSKAPENS AKSE, 2003
DESEMBERBARN, 2001
SOLØYE, 2000
THE MAN FROM GOD KNOWS WHERE, 1999
HADDE MÅNEN EN SØSTER, 1993
FOLK I HUSAN, 1993
ORD FRA EN FJORD, 1992
SALMER PÅ VEIEN HJEM, 1991
VÅRE BESTE BARNESANGER, 1987
MITT NAVN ER PETTER DASS, 1984
TID Å HAUSTA INN, 1983
STIFTELSENS FRISTELSER, 1980
FOLK I HUSAN, 1980


Books

LENGSELENS BOK, 2006 - Poems by Leonard Cohen. Kari participates with 13 translations.
SANGER, 1996
EN RØD FOR ALT DET SØTE, 1996


Concerts/ tours

In the past Kari has been on major tours in Norway, Germany and Japan. She has also given concerts in Austria, France, Belgium, USA, Athens.


Television

2013: "Mitt hjerte" ("My heart"), a documentary by Storm Films, Norwegian TV2
2013: "Studio1", Norwegian Broadcasting
2012: "Cover me", Norwegian TV2, "Lindmo", Norwegian Broadcasting, "Desembertoner" Norwegian TV2
2006: Musical portrait by Morten Krogvold, Norwegian Broadcasting

Banner photo: Siren Lauvdal