Bjerkestrand is very well known norwegian arranger and musician.
Perhaps he is the most active person in the
combined categories of musician, composer, and producer seen in
connection with MIDI-related products. He has made music for a number
of Norwegian films. Bjerkestrand was a member of Timbersound since
Also he was co-producer of "Shapes that
go together"-single and "Minor Earth, Major sky"
album by a-ha.
Listen to early version of "Minor Earth
Major sky" single, produced by K.Bjerkestrand.
Kjetil is a musical partner of Morten
For example, tracks 1-10 and 12th of Morten's solo album "Wild
seed" was arranged by Kjetil Bjerkestrand. Also Kjetil performed
on several instruments in this album.
To listen tracks arranged by K.Bjerkestrand:
"Los Angeles"(M.Harket/H.Rem): click
"Girl" (M.Harket/H.Rem): click here
"Lay me down tonight" (M.Harket/H.Rem): click
and "Heaven is not for saints"- single: click
Kjetil Bjerkestrand worked with Arve Tellefsen, Torstein Flakne,
Anne Grete Preus and Dance with Stranger
Other albums by Kjetil Bjerkestrand:
Kjetil Bjerkestrand/Tore Brunborg "Gull, rokelse og myrra",
Kjetil Bjerkestrand/Tore Brunborg "Prima Luna", 1997
(duo of sax and organ)
Also Kjetil Bjerkestrand took part in recordings of following albums:
1. Kari Rueslatten "Spindelsin"
2. Ian Hunter "The artful Dodger"
3. Bjorn Eidsvåg "Dansere i natten"
Soundtracks by Kjetil:
"Solan, Ludvig og Gurin med Reverompa", 1998
(Norwegian animated cartoon)
Director: John M. Jacobsen, Nille Tystad
Music: Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Producer: John M. Jacobsen
Gurin is a gnome who lives far away from all human beings, high
up in the mountains. His greatest enjoyment is playing tricks on
other people, but basically he is a decent and friendly creature.
Despite many warnings, he continues to misbehave. Of course, the
punishment follows: after pinching all his grandmother’s pancakes,
he suddenly wakes up with a splendid foxtail. News of this gets
around – and the human beings hear of it, too. Widow Stengenf?hn-Gnad,
a prudish and proper lady, dreams of owning the most beautiful foxtail
in town. So she recruits detective Solan to help her. She wants
him to capture Gurin. But instead, Solan decides to help the gnome.
Together with his friend, he jumps onto a motorbike and races off.
They must reach Gurin before the widow does. This is the start of
an exciting, amusing and imaginative chase.
Director John M. Jacobsen is one of Norway’s most important film
producers. He has produced a total of ten feature films to date,
including “Pathfinder”, which was nominated for an Oscar, and –
in 1997– the lavishly produced animated film “Hunting for the Kidney
Stone”, which was an extraordinary success at the
box office. “Gurin with the Foxtail” is his debut as a feature film