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Agnes Buen Garnås

voc, *1946 NO, Telemark
Singer / Musician of World and Jazz

Born 23 November 1946 in Jondalen Sister of Hauk Buen and Knut Buen Agnes Buen Garnås has grown up with traditional music and song. Since she was a teenager she has worked tirelessly to gain recognition for older singers possessing invaluable knowledge of their traditions. She has received inspiration from singers from many different areas of the country through her work. Agnes has concertized throughout Norway and abroad, as a soloist and together with singers and musicians from many different genres. She has recorded twenty albums, including "Rosensfole" with Jan Garbarek Agnes also performs in "Klangfugl", an innovative educational project for children up to 3 years old. Agnes performs in three touring concert programs - "The Dream Song (Draumkvedet)" with organ and hardingfele improvisations by Inger Lise Ulsrud and Knut Buen, "Tonemesse - Sacred Services with Material from the Notebooks of Ludwig Lindemann" and "Ættesong and Meisterspel - Ancestral Songs and Virtuoso Playing". Teaching at courses and seminars is an equally large part of Agnes's work. More recently Agnes has worked much with stev (traditional songs) and older folk songs. Agnes is a coeditor of the songbooks "54 viser og stev frå Øst-Telemark (54 Traditional Songs from East Telemark)" and "Ei vise vil eg kveda (A Song Will I Sing)".

  • World
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • Children's Music
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Bånsull Frå Hol on Tusseliten Og Trippeliti by Agnes Buen Garnås
Margjit Og Targjei Risvollo on Rosensfole by Agnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek
Rosensfole on Rosensfole by Agnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek
Draumkvedet on Draumkvedet by Agnes Buen Garnås
Liti Kjersti on Det Syng! Ballader På Vandring by Various Artists
Innferd on Rosensfole by Agnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek
Venelite on Rosensfole by Agnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek
Maalfri Mi Fruve on Rosensfole by Agnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek
Stolt Oli on Rosensfole by Agnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek
Grisilla on Rosensfole by Agnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
SullAgnes Buen Garnås2014Album
Han Rider Den Mørke NattAgnes Buen Garnås2002Album
SoltreetAgnes Buen Garnås2002Album
Tusseliten Og TrippelitiAgnes Buen Garnås1996Album
Stev Og SlåttAgnes Buen Garnås, Knut Buen1996Album
RosensfoleAgnes Buen Garnås & Jan Garbarek1989Album
DraumkvedetAgnes Buen Garnås1984Album
Når Klokkune Gjeve DurAgnes Buen Garnås, Hanne Kjersti Buen, Sondre Bratland1976Album
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