Install

Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nordic Queen Brun Flies In

Ane BrunAne Brun
Ane Brun, the pride of the Scandinavian music scene, will share her cold Nordic songs with a warm voice and heart in Moscow on Friday.

Brun, who will play with Swedish singer Nina Kinert, stands out in the mass of frail girls with guitars that have invaded the indie scene in the past few years.

Her music is a gentle fusion of blues, country, folk and gospel. Her traditionally cold Nordic songs are softened with a gentle voice that exudes warmth.

"Ane Brun may hail from Norway, but her gentle, introspective music holds a Pan-Atlantic feel, connecting the dots between Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Kate Bush, Nick Drake and even BjЪrk," wrote the Los Angeles Times last year.

Born in Oslo, Brun grew up listening to jazz but took up music at the age of 21, when she started playing the family's acoustic guitar, which she tenderly called Morgan. For a while, she lived in Barcelona, and it was there that she gave her first live performances, singing the songs of her favorites, Mitchell and PJ Harvey, in the streets for anyone who would listen.

Her first songs were written in Bergen, the musical capital of Norway and home to internationally recognized acts like RЪyksopp and Kings of Convenience. But Bergen, at that time consumed by electronic culture, was oblivious to her efforts.

Things took a serious turn after Brun moved to Sweden. She set up her own label and used her university scholarship to produce and release her debut album "Spending Time With Morgan" in 2003. The album got great reviews and was soon released all over Europe.

Two years later, her second album "A Temporary Dive" proved an even bigger breakthrough, going gold in Norway and earning critical acclaim and recognition in Europe. The album won her Norwegian and Swedish Grammys.

Her next album "Sketches" comes out in April.

Ane Brun will perform on March 27 at 9 p.m. in the Tsurtsum Cafe in Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art. 1 4th Syromyatnichesky Pereulok, bldg 6. Metro Kurskaya. Tel. (495) 917 4646. www.winzavod.ru