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Fri, 2013-12-27 14:32
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Thu, 2013-10-31 10:12
2013-10-26 22.13.15First, I went out in Beijing. Then - game time. Master Fang on stage and producer Wind Aamodt.IMG_6505 Fans on stage!IMG_6541 Concert nr 2 in Beijing IMG_6571 Music Academy in HangzhouIMG_6594 Children´s concert in Hangzhou, Mozart and his new best friends!!IMG_6616 Who let this guy out?!?IMG_6619 Just flew in to Guangzhou today, performing on 2 hours. Game time !!! Loving it!!
Fri, 2013-10-25 11:09
 
IMG_6405Konsertene her i Kina starter om et par dager. I dag ankom jeg og fikk tidenes mest fantastiske møte med Kina: "Kokken styrter ned trappen på en lokal smekk full liten restaurant i hjertet av Beijing, ildsint med en machete i hver hånd. Den andre kokken stormer etter. ALLE kineserne løper ut i vill panikk. Én europeer (les: nordmann) blir igjen."
I met kung fu master Fu Bing li earlier today also, Guinnes world record holder of the most push ups on one finger in 30 seconds (25!!!). You gotta love Beijing!!
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NYC

Mon, 2013-10-21 12:34
1376577_10152023024067150_2050776536_n   Just got back from a short visit to NYC for some artsy chic business! Haven´t been there since FEBRUARY, Jizuz - that´s DEFINETLY not happenig again! I need to breath NYC at LEAST once pr month - which actually may happen from of 2014, will keep you posted.....! Exciting things happning! 1382998_10152020485392150_977284868_n "At the AirPort in Oslo, chilling with my travelling buddy, Mr. Playluggage. Took off to NYC, three days of business, arrived in Oslo at 2 pm on the 17th, performed at 7 pm @ Café de Concert." Click on to www.playluggage.com, choose your travelling buddy, and get a 50% discount by entering the discount code "AKSEL". Fun travels, cheers :) 1395971_10152025215197150_1575434012_n I ate my favourite breakfast almost everyday...this time I was living in Chinatown, a very different but cool neighbourhood! Me and my buddy Derrick! 1381171_10152026241707150_594818713_n Met up with Fredrikstad Kæll Andreas Ihlebæk just outside where 2014 will be all about!! I also met - THIS guy.... 996624_10152027446607150_1842646958_n "Sitting on the stairs outside where it's all going to happen in February. This random guy comes over and sits down next to me and says with a philosophic look in his eyes : "Who shaved the gorillaz". I love this city. It speaks to you in so many different ways. #NYC" And on the place back to Oslo I wrote a piece inspired by this surreal rendez-vous...and performed it just hours after I had landed. 1391508_10152027428592150_189101646_n Spring street & Mulberry. Where I find peace in NYC. Just hangin' with the birds, before take off back to Oslo. And this Thursday - I´m off to China!
Thu, 2013-10-03 23:10
bilde I asked my good friend Sandra Ugelstad, from Samba Ladies, to put on her Samba outfit and improvise with me. In the name of Salvador Dalí.
Sat, 2013-09-28 15:11
Today at Café de Concert I awarded Ole Johannes Slåttrebrekk, 12 years old, with 7500 NOK for his great talent as a ballet dancer. He dances at the National Opera and Ballet in Oslo and has a unique way of expressing him self on stage. When you see this young chap dance, it´s like somebody playing an instrument with joy and spontanious brilliance. I am so proud to be able to give Ole Johannes this award. I hope that this can inspire him a bit on his long journey that lies ahead of him. You are my hero, Ole! You rock! Soon you will see Ole Johannes on youtube with a video-parkour that you have never seen before, brace your self! Yeah, and after we celebrated Ole for a while  Café de Concert, he took a little but well deserved nap in the Porche!
Sat, 2013-09-28 14:54

Ida Abotnes (standing in the middle) getting full attention from an amazed crowd by all of her fantastic paintings on plywood at her exhibition "Ply me to the moon" @ Café de Concert two days ago.

Mari Halvorsen performed an unforgettable version of Tzigane with Gunnar Flagstad on the piano right after Representative Associate Margrethe Fredheim took the stage with some smooth Grieg!
Tue, 2013-09-17 10:58
Hola party people!! If you jump on any Swiss Airline plane these days....read about me in Swiss Mag! :) Last week I had a wonderful tour with the marvellous Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the fantastic conductor Torodd Wigum! Check the video from one of the concerts! Two weeks ago I performed for 110 people in the audience @ Café de Concert. This space allways surprises me when it comes to fitting large audiences....smooth as a silky glove! Two days ago Café de Concert hosted a cool Ruby wedding-concert, look what we did with the lights for the occation!! Yesterday.....was also very exciting!! Performing during Oslo Marathon this Saturday - and so are other flashy people, haha!!
Wed, 2013-07-31 16:43
Right before my summer hollidays started....I gave out free milk to everybody in the audience on one of my concerts at Café de Concert. I like milk. I even drink milk when I go out! "Milk on the rocks". Press speaking of which: read article here. Right before my summer hollidays started....I became a superhero! (Paintings by Ida Abotnes....new exhibition coming up this fall) Right before my summer hollidays started....I joined a another sup-er hero team! Right before my summer hollidays started....I "got caught" by "fashion police" right in front of McDonald's...just before a concert in Trondheim. Read the fashion blog here. Right before my summer hollidays started....I dressed up as Darth Vader! And during my summer hollidays....I have tought lifeguards in Norway how to stand up paddle.... ...and went nuts in an amusement park! "A midsummer night´s dream - is to become a day like this" Music: 3rd movement of Concerto in F by Gershwin (Aksel Kolstad, piano, Norwegian Academy of Music´s Symphonic Orchestra), An American in Paris by Gershwin (Aksel Kolstad, piano) 2nd movement from Mozart´s sonata for violin and piano in e minor (Geir Inge Lotsberg, violin, Aksel Kolstad, piano)

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