Agnes Buen Garnås

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Agnes Buen Garnås
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Agnes Buen Garnås in 2011
Background information
Born (1946-11-23) 23 November 1946 (age 68)
Origin Telemark, Norway
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Associated acts Hauk Buen, Knut Buen, Per Anders Buen Garnås
Website www.agnesbuen.no

Agnes Buen Garnås (born 23 November 1946) is a Norwegian folk singer from the county of Telemark. She comes from a famous musical family from the town of Jondal, and is known particularly for her singing of ancient unaccompanied Norwegian ballads, as well as her updated arrangements of these songs in collaboration with the Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek on the ECM album Rosensfole.[1][2]

From 1975 to 1977, she studied at the Telemark University College.[3]

Other family members who are well known as traditional musicians include her brothers, Hauk Buen and Knut Buen, and her son Per Anders Buen Garnås.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Det spelar og syng i familien Buen, 1975
  • Når klokkune gjeve dur, 1976, 2002
  • Folk Music of Norway, 1977
  • Nordafjølls, 1983
  • På gamle tufter, with Sondre Bratland, Kåre Nordstoga, Guttorm *Guttormsen, Knut Buen, Halvor Håkanes, Warren Carlstrøm and Finn *Kvalem, 1985
  • Jul med Rupesekken, 1985
  • Stem våre understrenger, with Knut Buens, 1988
  • Draumkvedet, with Inger Lise Ulsrud and Knut Buen, 1989
  • Tusseliten og Trippeliti, with Finn Kvalem, Guttorm Guttormsen, Knut Buen and Olav Snortheim, 1989
  • Rosensfole, with Jan Garbarek, 1989
  • Høgdepunkt frå Landskappleiken, 1994
  • Med blanke ark, 1994
  • Attersyn, with Knut Buen, 1995
  • Stev og slått, with Knut Buen, 1996
  • Det syng, with Anne Marit Jacobsen, Halvor Håkanes, Eli Storbekken and *Sinikka Langeland, 1997
  • Langt inn i hugheimen, with Knut Buen, 1997
  • Ljos og skugge, with Knut Buen, 1998
  • Soltreet, 2002
  • Han rider den mørke natt, 2002

With Jan Garbarek

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aksdal, Bjørn. Agnes Buen Garnås Biography. Norsk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Biography: Agnes Buen Garnas". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Skaug, Tore (10 June 2002). "Agnes Buen Garnås syng Landstad - i Landstads kyrkje". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Sigmund Groven
Recipient of the Gammleng-prisen Open class
1997
Succeeded by
Karl Seglem
Preceded by
Jan Garbarek
Recipient of the Norsk kulturråds ærespris
2005
Succeeded by
Bruno Oldani