Benedikte Kyvik made her stage debut as a sixteen year old. Good stage- and audience experiences and good reviews in the local press was part of giving a fresh start for the very talented singer, who opened up a room of sounds and moods on stage.
Benedikte has from the very start developed her own musical expression, and gives every song her own signature. The combination of the genres jazz and folk is a big passion. Traditional songs in jazz, folksongs, religious folksongs and lullabies are all part of her repertoire on stage, as well as meditative improvisations/meditative prayers, which she does a cappella.
The melodic line is a red thread in everything she does, which also includes own written material. Audiences in different settings have very well received her song "Heaven". Other composers have also used her lyrics.
With her long stage- and studio experience, she has cooperated with several excellent and experienced musicians.
She finds great inspiration in the arts, movies, and most of all people and the love of life.
For her debut album, released in 2015, Benedikte Kyvik wrote most of the original lyrics. The album is produced by the French producer Stéphane Detréz. He is also the composer of all the beautiful songs on the album.
At the end of 2016 Benedikte started her work with "The Forgotten Children", giving interviews and speeches. This work will soon also be given in English as well in Norwegian, and it has already gained recognition in ceveral national newspapers in Norway.
Benedikte is currently working on new projects, going back to her roots, doing only the calm, slow motion songs and her meditative improvisations/meditative prayers. she is also writing a lot, coming out with new material hopefully very soon. Benedikte is the producer of all her new projects, and her company name has changed from Benedikte Kyvik to Benedikte Kyvik Productions.
Press photo: Ashley Studio (Emile Ashely sadly passed away the year after this photo was taken. He is deeply missed by all who admired and loved him. Love always, Benedikte