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 47)
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Jazz, electronica, trip hop, experimental
Occupation(s) musician
Years active 1992–present
Labels
Website www.anjagarbarek.com

Anja Garbarek (born 24 July 1970 in Oslo, Norway)[1] is a Norwegian singer-songwriter of mixed Norwegian and Polish descent. She was raised in Oslo, Norway.[2]

Career[edit]

Garbarek's debut album, Velkommen Inn (1992), is sung in Norwegian.[3] She subsequently released three original albums containing English lyrics: Balloon Mood (1996), Smiling and Waving (co-produced by Steven Wilson; 2001), and Briefly Shaking (2006).[4] She received the Spellemannsprisen in 2001 for her album Smiling & Waving in the open class category. She was also responsible for the soundtrack to Luc Besson's 2005 film Angel-A, which included music from her albums as well as several new songs composed specifically for the film.[4]

Garbarek collaborated with the retired Mark Hollis of Talk Talk on two of her tracks for the 2001 album Smiling & Waving.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Raised in Oslo, Garbarek is the daughter of the Norwegian jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek.[2]

Garbarek is married to John Mallison,[4] with whom she has one daughter,[4] Emily.

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 (2005)
    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 (2005)
    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. ^ "Anja Garbarek: Artist" (in Norwegian). Bransjeregister MIC.no. Archived from the original on 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  2. ^ a b Molnes, Svein Jarle (2009-07-27). "Anja Garbarek: mørk lyrikk" (in Norwegian). NRK P2. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Garbarek, Anja". Biography (in Norwegian). Norsk musikkinformasjon MIC.no. 2006-08-06. Archived from the original on 2014-12-27. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Anja Garbarek." Contemporary Musicians. Vol. 79. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2014. Retrieved via Biography in Context database, 2017-05-27.

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