Blog

Thu, 2012-09-27 21:23
Click on the big screen
Thu, 2012-09-27 17:37
After 16 hours on the plane from Oslo, through Bangkok with wonderful Thai Air, I was finally there - I was the Prince of Bel Ai...uuhm. I got a bit too carried away watching MIB3 one the plane  from Bangkok to Tokyo I guess.... Had a really good night sleep and startet out fresh as ever thank´s to two tiny but powerful products from The Body Shop (right in photo)! "Deep sleep" and "Total energy". Worked like silk and fire at the same time! Hm, that sounds pretty Japaneese, doesn´t it...?After a tasty dinner with photographer Trond Andersen who came with me to Tokyo for a couple of photoshoots (brace your self!!) I found a tiny little jazz bar at Roppongi Hills, called Softwind, where I am currently staying through some really goood friends of friends of mine (thank you SO much Øyvind Berger who in the end led me to the most supernice guy in Tokyo, Børre Mathisen) - and tiny it was. Max seating of 20 with a pretty decent Yamaha grand. I just missed the two girls´concert - so I gave them a little private one my self instead! Absolutely loved the place, might do a couple of Café de Concert concerts there in the future. Don´t know if they have had too much classical music there before, but the owner  seemed to liked it very much. Hm? Of course I invited them to my concert on October 1st. The concert is actually sold out now! Hurrah! Before hitting the nightclubs of Tokyo I had a little snack...Sorry Igor!! Meanwhile, back home in superheroland - Oliver, Café de Concert´s comic and artist painter, sent me some sketches I reeeeally dig! Guess it´s about time to hit the sack - it´s 2:36 AM already, but to psyched to fall a sleep !!!!!!! BANZAIIIIIIIIII!
Tue, 2012-09-25 09:12
Sun, 2012-09-23 09:01
Second concert at Slader´s Yard yesterday was a blast, full house and a kick ass party afterwords! Just had breakfast with my entourage - mum and dad - heading to Dorchester South in 15 min to take the train back to London. And if you ever wondered where Postman Pat lives it´s between Dorchester South and West Bay. Not kidding, the landscape is exactly the same! Where´s that black and white cat?? Had a wonderful walk on the beach with mother before the concert yesterday, got some great advice for my performace - worked like a dream, thanx mum! You rock! Now off we go to London! I will be back - have a festival to organize here next year :)
Sat, 2012-09-22 14:13
Grace Jones simply LOVED Øivind Karlsen wieners!! And the rest of the crowd...well...the photos speak for them self. Here´s a British twist to it by the way, these two blokes simply couldn´t have enough of them in each "lompe"! Photos from my London debut  two days ago at the Mandel House, in the luxurious appartment of Anne and Rob!Itallian fashion photographer Filippo Caroti, aka Thomas Woland, went crazy over the wieners!
Sat, 2012-09-22 11:37
West Bay in Doset is BREATHTAKING! So is Slayder´s Yard with all of it´s furniture art en REALLY cool exhibitions on the wonderful wodden walls! Last night was sold out, so is tonight. If you haven´t added me on facebook yet, this will have to be your excuse - to be able to see the entrance of the MILLENNIUM! They call me Mr. Crazypants. Check out my  "Superhero entrance" Bought my self a pair of new Nikey´s in London!! Like them?!?  Stabilizer! Off to wash my trunks at the local "Lanudrette"  before hitting the beach for a long walk in paradise. Short practise before the concert, and then it´s showtime again !!! Got to love the game!!
Wed, 2012-09-19 12:55
Got a pretty nice view from where I´m staying, practising and chillin´ here in London- at Anne and Rob´s superduper crib litterarely speaking ON the Themes! Tomorrow they have organized a house concert for me, friends of them flying in from different parts of Europe to hear me perform AND to eat ØIVIND KARLSEN PØLSER which I have legally smuggled in to the country! "Heia Bergby-slekta!"Before leaving for London I had a great get together at Café de Concert!!! Serving free champagne and hot dogs for everybody! Next get together is on October 11th, be there!!!! My favourite music lover,Maya, also came!! Sigrid, wonderful photographer, made me blush!! She got me. Check this out: "Inspiration for me". Came to London on Monday, and what more of a perfect start rather than going straight to a London Fashion Week-event could I ask for!!?? Thank you, Filippo!!  This is me and South Afrcan designer and model Martja De Wet! Hm? If I invited her to my concert tomorrow? Course I did ;) Have started to drink milk when I go out, I love it!
Tue, 2012-09-04 21:32
I told the wonderful Vegar at "Next Oslo"  to give my new business cards a Harlem Globetrotter look, and boy did he do just that, loooove it!! Check out the backside!! Funky T is a busy bee - yo!! Wanna do some business with me?
Fri, 2012-08-31 07:59
Photo from this morning at Good Morning Norway on TV2. On August 24th I did one of the things I love the most - I sent my parents roses. And I wrote them one note each where it said how much I loved them. "Children need a lot of love. So do parents!" Listen to my miniature composition of today: J´aime mes parents
Sat, 2012-08-25 11:25
  Prokofiev-Bach inspired sketch for an art boxing project! What do you think? Just threw my thoughts down on the black and white soldiers... Listen

Latest posts

Three months at the farm gave muscles and lots of new ideas! Inspiration and a new force! Watch out, here comes the post covid 19 aera!...
Da bretter pianisten opp ermene og river til et tak for norsk matproduksjon og jordbruk hos en av Norges største melkeprodusenter; Thorsø Herregård, tre dager i uka mel...
Photo: Kenneth Enstad Been a wild ride since December. Here are a few highlights! Café de Concert Oslo, Denmark, Red Cross Oslo, Christmas Concert, Sweden, Documentary...
Grinding. Always grinding. What my pops said....
Standing ovation in Lublin, Poland, three days ago during the Wieniawski Festival 2019, where also Vadim Brodski performed (!!!).  (Last photo from the Lublin Philhar...
This month has been an absolute concert and SUP-mania! Check out the Café de Concert-blog for more photos from all of the SUP events! As of from today most of the conce...
Just came back from an awesome concert experience in Los Angeles, which hopefully will end up in a lagrer scale at the Walt Disney Concert hall this fall. Stay tuned! A...
2019 is blooming with lots of fun concerts and exciting plans! May will consist of concerts in Los Angeles, Iasi (Romania) and probably also Vigo (Spain). In April I wi...
November and December are so far equally as much on the stage as on the water. And I still believe I can fly, lol!...
Søndag steg ballongene til værs da Son Spa slo på stortromma og lot undertegnede få frie tøyler....risky business, men med et alltid uforglemmelig og vinnende utfall....
Playing on a truck driving through Transylvania in Romania, late September, is by far one of the craziest things I have ever done, what fun that was!!! Did a master cla...
Home court advantage at Vulkan Arena, playing for people from all over the globe in one set, presenting the music in Russian, Bosnian, Arabic, Italian and Hebrew, with...
Baba was presented to the Ukranian audience in words and music on May 19th in Kharkiv with Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra. He was honored as a legend, like the legend h...
Pops and I discussing the looks of the new place, business and new goals. And BOM, there you have it! Also - check out these articles / videos: The New Victor Borge? - ...
 So after 7 years at Tjuvholmen - I am moving the my pirate ship to Vulkan! Opening in oct/nov - stay tuned! However will hold the doors open at Tjuvholmen until Januar...
Som highlights from April and May... - Performed in Tallinn and tried to husstle afterwords at Tallinn Music Week - Checked out urban surfing in München - Tried make s...
 It´s out :) So happy! And a little proud! It is on Spotify, Tidal, iTunes etc. Go nuts, be a lunatic!! Read more about the project here....
"The Icebreaker". Warriors have had many looks throughout history. I fight for dead composers. Frozen reality is my battlefield. I break ice. Photo: The amazing Kilian...
 Just finished recording all of the music for my newest album, "Moonwalk", coming out in the beginning of April. I was able to record everything in two days at Café de...