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Bernt Moen

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Birth name  Bernt Andre Moen
Name  Bernt Moen
Occupation(s)  Musician, composer
Role  Musician
Instruments  Piano, keyboards
Genres  Jazz, Black metal

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Born  17 February 1974 (age 41) Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway (1974-02-17)
Labels  Earache Records Season of Mist
Associated acts  Shining Blood Red Throne Green Carnation
Music groups  Shining, Green Carnation (2002 – 2004)
Albums  A Blessing in Disguise, Light of Day - Day of Darkness, Blackjazz, In the Kingdom of Kitsch Yo, Where the Ragged People Go

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


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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, next to his career as performer. He has his education from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California, Norges Musikkhøgskole in Oslo and Berklee College of Music, and has worked as a piano teacher in a number of institutions.

Within his own studio ("Med adgang Steinway"), his own recording equipment 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.


  • 2011: Spellemannprisen "This year's innovator" within Shining
  • Solo albums

    Solo piano
  • 2011: Solopiano Vol.1 (BAM Records)
  • 2011: Solopiano Vol.2 (BAM Records)
  • 2014: Solopiano Vol.3 (BAM Records)
  • Within Bernt Moen Trio including Fredrik Sahlander (bass) & Trygve Tambs-Lychè (drums)
  • 2011: Closure (BAM Records)
  • Within BWM Trio including Klaus Robert Blomvik (drums) & Roger Williamsen (bass)
  • 2012: Jazz! 'Øh (BAM Records), recorded in 2000
  • 2013: Whether It Is Necessary Remains To Be Seen (BAM Records)
  • Collaborations

    Within Green Carnation
  • 2001: Light of Day, Day of Darkness (Prophecy Productions)
  • 2003: A Blessing in Disguise (Season of Mist)
  • 2006: The Acoustic Verses (The End Records)
  • With Blood Red Throne
  • 2005: Altered Genesis (Earache)
  • With Trail of Tears
  • 2007: Existentia (Napalm Records)
  • With Petter Carlsen
  • 2009: You Go Bird (EMI Music, Norway)
  • 2011: Clocks Don't Count (Friskt Pust Records)
  • With Shining
  • 2010: Blackjazz (Indie Recordings)
  • 2011: Live Blackjazz (Indie Recordings)
  • With Nypan
  • 2017: Stereotomic (Losen Records)
  • References

    Bernt Moen Wikipedia

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