Asle Karstad

Asle Karstad is a Norwegian sound designer and technician.


(Objekt ID 8461)
Object type Person
Functions Sound designer, Sound technician
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male
Website Alse Karstad - Sound Engineer

Eirik Hegdal, Asle Karstad and Trondheim Voices won The Hedda Award 2014 in the best audiovisual design category for their music and sound design for Hundre Hemmeligheter* (One Hundred Secrets) by Anne Marit Sæther, directed by Kjersti Haugen and Anne Marit Sæther, produced by Cirka Teater, Trøndelag Theatre, The Norwegian Touring Theatre and Trondheim Voices/the jazz centre Midtnorsk Jazzsenter.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"In a performance in which the special emphasis is on the sensuous, musical and experience-rich, it is obvious that music, sound and the performance of songs are to play on the same team as the narrative and visual and to contribute to a totality. But it is not often that we get to experience such an innovative and at the same time as successful solution as represented by this year's award winner.

Newly written music performed by five singers who almost become part of the stage design, and who with their voices and individual sound controls improvise and manipulate a musical backdrop in real time, contribute to making this performance a sensuous experience among the rarest.

This year's best audiovisual design award goes to Eirik Hegdal, Asle Karstad and Trondheim Voices."

The same production won The Hedda Award 2014 in the best production for children and youth category.


The Hedda Award,, 19.05.2014,

The Hedda Award 2014,, 16.06.2014,

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Involved in productions (7)
Title Premiere Role
The Hamlet Complex (The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet) September 14, 2018 Sound design
Hundre hemmeligheter* (One Hundred Secrets) (Trøndelag TheatreCirka TeaterThe Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)) April 5, 2014 Sound design
Merz!! (Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre)) July 14, 2012 Sound design
Don Carlos (Susanne Øglænd) August 28, 2008 Sound design
Jesus Christ Superstar (Trøndelag Theatre) January 15, 2000 Consultant
Lucky man House (Jane Hveding Danseproduksjoner) October 23, 1998 Sound design
The Good Person of Szechwan (The National Theatre) Navember 11, 1994 Sound