Bernt Moen

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Bernt Moen
Bernt Moen with Red Kite at Vossajazz 2016.
Background information
Birth nameBernt André Moen
Born (1974-02-17) 17 February 1974 (age 45)
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
Black metal
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsPiano, keyboards
LabelsEarache Records
Season of Mist
Associated actsRed Kite
Blood Red Throne
Green Carnation

Bernt André Moen (born 17 February 1974)[1] is a Norwegian musician. He is known as a jazz pianist, composer and music teacher.[2]


Moen with Red Kite at the 2016 Nattjazz.

Moen was born in Kristiansand. He has been involved in a series of metal bands, and is now associate professor in performing rhythmic piano at the University of Agder.[3]

Within his own studio ("Studio 3014") and own label (BAM Records), he made is debut as solo artist in 2011, with three album releases, Closure featuring recordings from the period 2006–10, together with Fredrik Sahlander (bass) and Trygve Tambs-Lychè (drums), except the uptempo avalanche "FXG", where Geir Åge Johnsen takes care of the drums. The two solo albums are from a more resent date, recorded January (Vol.1) and in May (Vol.2). The repertoire on both is dominated by relatively short improvisations, often lyrical, quiet and with very deliberate use of pauses. But both are also proceeding showing a pianist with technique, including sound therapy, which enables him to exploit the instrument's sonic potential of slender tone migrations to deafening crescendi with his speedy fingers.[2]



Solo albums[edit]

  • 2011: Solopiano Vol.1 (BAM Records)
  • 2011: Solopiano Vol.2 (BAM Records)
  • 2014: Solopiano Vol.3 (BAM Records)
  • 2019: Sunhill (BAM Records)
With Bernt Moen Trio including Fredrik Sahlander (bass) and Trygve Tambs-Lychè (drums)
  • 2011: Closure (BAM Records)
With BWM Trio including Klaus Robert Blomvik (drum) and Roger Williamsen (bass)
  • 2012: Jazz! 'Øh (BAM Records), recorded in 2000[5]
  • 2013: Whether It Is Necessary Remains To Be Seen (BAM Records)[6]
With Dualistic including Tobias Øymo Solbakk (drums) and Fredrik Sahlander (bass)
  • 2019: Dualistic (Losen Records)
With Johnsen/Sahlander/Moen
  • 2019: 1+1=3 (Losen Records)


With Green Carnation
With Erik Faber
  • 2002 Between The Lines (Sony Music Entertainment Norway)
  • 2004 Century (Sony Music Entertainment Norway)
  • 2006 Passages (Sony BMG Music Entertainment Norway)
With Mike & The Blue Family
  • 2004 Family Business (BAM Records)
  • 2006 Business As Usual (BAM Records)
With Ronnie Jacobsen Vs. Salvador
  • 2004 Adjust Your Stereo (MTG Productions)
With Ronnie Jacobsen
  • 2005 Soulified (MTG Productions)
With Rolf Kristensen
  • 2005 Shimmering Minor (Ponca Jazz Records)
  • 2018 Timelines (Losen Records)
With Blood Red Throne
With Thulsa Doom
  • 2005 Keyboard, Oh Lord! Why Don't We? (Duplex Records)
  • 2017 A Keen Eye for the Obvious (Duplex Records)
With Jørn Skogheim
  • 2007 Above Water (Curling Legs)
  • 2010 New Direction (Curling Legs)
With Trail of Tears
With Magne Furuholmen
  • 2008 A Dot of Black in the Blue of Your Bliss (Passionfruit Records)
With Lene Marlin
With Petter Carlsen
  • 2009: You Go Bird (EMI Music, Norway)
  • 2011: Clocks Don't Count (Friskt Pust Records)
  • 2018: Glimt Av Glimt (Friskt Pust Records)
With Nypan
  • 2010: Elements (Ponca Jazz Records)
  • 2017: Stereotomic (Losen Records)
With Shining
With Phone Joan
  • 2012: +4791799466 (Vorecords)
With Per Kjetil Farstad
  • 2012: Swing Picking Guitar (No1 Music Group)
With Tom Hugo
  • 2012: Sundry Tales (HW Records)
With The Scheen
  • 2012: The Scheen (ArtistPartner Records)
With Tristania
  • 2013: Darkest White (uncredited, Napalm Records)
With Alice & the Mountain
  • 2013: Hunt You (2013 Karma Kosmetix Music)
  • 2015: Devil`s Favorite (Massiveskills Version) (BAM Records)
With Haddy
  • 2015: Nattblomst (GRAPPA)
With SAH!
  • 2015: Past:Present (BAM Records)
  • 2015: Present:Future feat/Kirk Covington (BAM Records)
With Addiktio
  • 2018: Verraton (Raindrops Music)
With Carina Frantzen
  • 2019: Blacklist (Mørketid)
With Red Kite
  • 2019: Red Kite (RareNoiseRecords)


  1. ^ "Bernt André Moen Pianist, Keyboardist" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b Mosnes, Terje (24 August 2011). "En jazzpianist å regne med: Bernt Moen med tre akustiske album i samme slippet". Music Reviews (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Bernt André Moen Associate Professor". University of Agder. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  4. ^ Pettersen, Jonas (14 January 2012). "Shining vant Spellemann-pris: Er årets innovatører". Music News (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
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