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Wed, 2013-01-30 14:54
Pressemelding: "Til 23. januar 2013, da Munch-jubileet gikk av stabelen i Rådhuset, fikk Munch Museets utnevnte Edvard Munch ambassadør Aksel Kolstad ingen invitasjon, men samme dag en kort mail fra museet om at etter et internt møte måtte de avslutte samarbeidet." Jeg har ikke fått noen faglig uttalelse eller begrunnelse fra direktør Stein Olav Henrichsen ved Munch museet, de har heller ikke uttalt seg offentlig om dette, men føler meg likevel forpliktet til å informere publikum, presse, sponsorer og samarbeidspartnere om hendelsen. Ambassadør-rollen har jeg tatt alvorlig, med stor takknemlighet og dyp respekt. I lys av engasjementet og jubileet dette året har jeg allerede flere nasjonale og internasjonale konserter og prosjekter på tapetet, disse skal jeg gjennomføre etter beste evne, på tross av å bli stående igjen uten tittelen som Munch-ambassadør. Men Munch står så klart mitt hjerte like nært som før. Og min trang til å musikalsk og kunstnerisk formidle Munch står urokkelig i mitt kunstnersinn. De månedlige konsertene på Munch Museet er dessverre avlyst. En stor takk til publikum, sponsorer og samarbeidspartnere som har vist interesse for mitt engasjement som ambassadør for Munch, det har vært en spennende reise. Nå fortsetter reisen på egne bein - med soloppgangen til Munch i ryggen.
Mon, 2013-01-28 18:47
A couple of years ago I said to the "cultural administration" of my home town that "I´m out of here". Despite 6-7 years with lots of festivals and concerts that I had put together and performed in. Right before Christmas last December the newly opened "Litteratur House" in Fredrikstad asked if I would like to return to my hometown, which I truly love, and perform and work with the new cultural mafia in town. Didn´t take me long to understand that these new guys in town had a different aspect in life, regarding culture. So I said yes in less then 5 seconds. The result was 4 concerts packed with hundreds of people. "Litteraturhuset", I take my hat off for you! Friends abroad - "Litteraturhuset" in Fredrikstad is a MUST when you come to Norway. It has everything, top notch restaurants, fantastic litteratur events, great concerts, creative institutions, a vibe with a flavour of New York. Love it! Bravo! And oh yes, if Mozart would be alive and kick´n today...he´d DEFINETLY drive a Porsche!
Wed, 2013-01-09 14:34
Thank you Metier for sponsoring me. For makeing my career blossom. I am proud to be a Metier Artist in Residence!
Mon, 2013-01-07 15:39

There is an Aksel that you may not see too often. But he´s there, behind the scenes. Maybe a bit more quiet. Maybe even a bit melancolic. Maybe with a cleaver face. Sad face. But it´s still him. It´s still me. 

Mon, 2013-01-07 15:29
Photos: Gisle Daus Right before Chritmas I had a children´s concert for Steinway Piano Gallery in Oslo! Was so much fun for the children, and especially the biggest child of them all - ME!
Tue, 2012-12-18 17:05
From all of me to all of you, The Donald Duck Orgasm. Donald Duck (after reading "PlayDuck") giving it to Dolly Duck on Christmas Evening. Warning: Donald Duck will never be the same after this. Notification: Photo (live from Universitetets Aula, January 2012) illustrates....uhm, the end of the sound track attached. Merry Christmas!              Click: The Donald Duck Orgasm
Mon, 2012-12-10 15:31
Model: Vilde Nekså. Location: BMW Bilia Stenshagen (my dressing room) Idea and in moods: Who do you think??
Wed, 2012-11-28 15:27
Sat, 2012-11-10 12:41
Photos: Astrid Storkås
Sun, 2012-11-04 17:01
Read about my concert at the Munch Museum two days ago here Painting by the supreme artist painter Yvonne Jeanette Karlsen

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