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Fri, 03 Feb


Ås kulturhus

Listening lunch with Kenneth Karlsson

Lunch concert with Kenneth Karlsson. Take a breather - enjoy good music and a cup of coffee

Listening lunch with Kenneth Karlsson
Listening lunch with Kenneth Karlsson

Time & Location

03 Feb 2023, 11:30

Ås kulturhus, Moerveien, 1430 Ås, Norway

About the Event

Ås cultural bar is open from 11.15 AM to about 12.15 AM

The doors open at 11.15 AM

Concert start at 11.30 AM

The Great Hall

NOK 50 (children get in free)

Cikada’s pianist Kenneth Karlsson will play both Ravel, Zach and some Swedish music at this matinee.


Maurice Ravel - Oiseaux Tristes Maurice Ravel - Une barque sur l’océan

Maurice Ravel - La vallée des cloches Ingar Zach - Through Things

Swedish music

Kenneth Karlsson was born in Åmål, Sweden in 1952. In his youth he started playing improv and rock with some friends, and soon his interest in classical music was awakened. After studies at The Norwegian Academy of Music and in the Netherlands, Karlsson has worked as a pianist in classical and contemporary music. Since the 80s, he has been a member of groups such as Ensemble K4, Oslo Sinfonietta and Aquarius. For over 20 years, he has collaborated with the mezzo-soprano Hilde Torgersen and played in several improvisation groups, such as the quartet Point 4 with Jon Balke, Ingar Zach and Bjørn Rabben.

Kenneth Karlsson has been pianist and artistic director in Cikada since 1989. Karlsson currently plays in an improvisational duo with percussionist Ingar Zach. He has a duo with the soprano Elisabeth Holmertz and together they lead the group Vollen United; an experimental cross-genre group that mixes baroque, contemporary music, pop, and improvisation.

Kenneth Karlsson has toured the world and recorded several albums. In 2001 he received a Grammy for his solo album "Sofferte Onde Serene". Karlsson has also worked with video, dance and multimedia, and is behind a number of commissioned works and premieres. He has collaborated with musicians and composers such as Klaus Lang, Clara Ianotta, James Dillon, Carola Bauckholt, Liza Lim, Bent Sørensen, Richard Barrett, Lasse Marhaug and Rolf Wallin. Karlsson also plays Indian harmonium and synthesizer.

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