| Musician, composer|
Jazz, future jazz
| Audun Ben Kristoffer Kleive|
20 October 1961 (age 54)
Skien, Telemark (1961-10-20)
Circulasione Totale Orchestra
Musician · audunkleive.com
Norwegian Academy of Music
JoKleBa, 1300 Oslo, Generator X (Since 1998), Ab und Zu (Since 1982), Extended Noise
Ohmagoddabl, Bitt, The Door, Generator X
Audun Kleive Wikipedia
Audun Kleive (born 20 October 1961 in Skien, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (drums and percussion) and composer. He was raised in Skien, as the son of organist Kristoffer Kleive and brother of organist and composer Iver Kleive.
Kleive began to play drums in a rock and dance band, and then went to Oslo, where he studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He joined the jazz-rock groups Lotus (1981–83) and Oslo 13 (1981–84), and made his recording debut with the album Anti-therapy in 1983. Described as one of the "leading lights in the Oslo Nu-jazz scene", he made his distinctive contribution to groups like Terje Rypdal's Chasers, Per Jørgensen's JøKleBa and Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra as well as Marilyn Mazur & Future Song.
Kleive has released the albums, Bitt (1996–97), Generator X (2000) and Ohmagoddabl (2004) on Bugge Wesseltoft's label, Jazzland. In 2010 he gave a concert as a duet with the jazz tenorist Petter Wettre. The concert was recorded and released on the album The Only Way to Travel 2 (2011), as a follow up of the 2000 volume 1 album. In 2013 he was engaged for a set on the Music Festival 'Punktfestivalen' in Kristiansand, where he also collaborated on recordings for the album Crime scenes (2006) with Jan Bang and Erik Honoré among others.1999: Kongsberg Jazz Award