Anja Garbarek

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Anja Garbarek
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Background information
Birth name Anja Garbarek
Born (1970-07-24) 24 July 1970 (age 44)
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Jazz, Electronica, Trip Hop, Experimental
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 1992–present
Labels
Website www.anjagarbarek.com

Anja Garbarek (born 24 July 1970) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter of mixed Norwegian and Polish descent. She was born and grew up in Oslo, the daughter of the Norwegian jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek.[1] She received the Spellemannsprisen in 2001 for her album Smiling & Waving in the open class category. She is married to John Mallison, with whom she has one daughter. She has released three original albums containing English lyrics; Balloon Mood, Smiling and Waving (co-produced by Steven Wilson) and Briefly Shaking, and the soundtrack to Luc Besson's film "Angel-A". Her debut, Velkommen Inn, is sung in Norwegian.

Garbarek collaborated with the retired Mark Hollis of Talk Talk on two of her tracks for the 2001 album Smiling & Waving.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Velkommen inn (1992)
    1. "Vil Du Være Med"
    2. "Male Øynene Dine"
    3. "Vingene Mine"
    4. "Somme Tider"
    5. "Det Du Ser"
    6. "Velkommen Inn"
    7. "Elsker Du Som Jeg"
    8. "Dekk Deg Til"
    9. "Du"
    10. "Er Det Flere Her"
    11. "Løp Alt Du Kan"
  • Balloon Mood (1996)
    1. "Beyond My Control"
    2. "I.C.U."
    3. "Just One of Those Days"
    4. "Picking up Pieces"
    5. "Cabinet"
    6. "Something Written"
    7. "Strange Noises"
    8. "Telescope Man Says"
    9. "She Collects (Stuff Like That)"
    10. "Balloon Mood"
  • Smiling & Waving (2001)
    1. "Her Room"
    2. "The Gown"
    3. "Spin The Context"
    4. "Stay Tuned"
    5. "You Know"
    6. "Big Mouth"
    7. "The Diver"
    8. "That's All"
    9. "And Then"
    10. "It Seems We Talk"
    11. "I Won't Hurt You"
    12. "Blinking Blocks of Light"
  • Briefly Shaking (2006)
    1. "Born That Way" - 1:00
    2. "Dizzy With Wonder" - 2:53
    3. "The Last Trick" - 5:29
    4. "Sleep" - 3:35
    5. "Shock Activities" - 4:15
    6. "Yes" - 1:26
    7. "My Fellow Riders" - 3:59
    8. "Can I Keep Him" - 3:41
    9. "This Momentous Day" - 4:20
    10. "Still Guarding Space" - 4:30
    11. "Word Is Out" - 4:29
  • Angel-A Soundtrack (2006)
    1. "Beyond My Control"
    2. "Can I Keep Him?"
    3. "It's Just A Game"
    4. "Thank You Franck"
    5. "Her Room"
    6. "Andre Running"
    7. "No Trace Of Grey"
    8. "The Cabinet"
    9. "A. On Bridge"
    10. "Spin The Context"
    11. "It's Just A Game (Instrumental Version)"
    12. "Le Corridor"
    13. "Balloon Mood"
    14. "Andre Face Au Miroir"
    15. "Crossroads - Eat"
    16. "Captivante - Radar"
    17. "Under Your Wings - Hiro My Hero And Soulfull"
    18. "Angel - Hiro My Hero And Soulfull

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Molnes, Svein Jarle (27 July 2009). "Anja Garbarek: mørk lyrikk" (in Norwegian). NRK P2. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Nils Petter Molvær
Recipient of the Open class Spellemannprisen
2001
Succeeded by
Sidsel Endresen & Bugge Wesseltoft