Posts Tagged ‘origami republika’

Hornorkesteret to perform at Klubb Kanin event in Oslo april 29th!

April 21, 2011

Hornorkesteret will be appearing as part of the line-up for Klubb Kanin at Sound of Mu in Oslo, friday april 29th,  along with some fine bands including a reunion of eighties darkwave synth group Mørkelagt Bevegelse.

The show starts at 20:00 and the live music is over before 23:00.
The order of appearance is not given.

Line-up:

Mørkelagt Bevegelse
Origami Olympika
Hornorkesteret

Origami Republika‘s Klubb Kanin is an exciting evening of performances, presented back to back in almost cabaret-style from several different performers. Experimental music and improv as well as acts bordering on theatrical performance and conceptual art has been a main ingredient since the start, years ago, by Tore H. Bøe and the Republika. This concept has since gone world-wide, and Klubb Kanin events have been performed in a variety of venues across the globe.

Origami Republika

Klubb Kanin: Trondheim

Proposal for a Monument to Roald Amundsen at Microgaleria Sur, Canary Islands

December 13, 2010


Hornorkesteret’s Jonas Qvale made a proposal for a “National Monument to Roald Amundsen” in a contest earlier this year (he has a background in visual arts). A fund collected after Amundsens disappearence back in 1928 was now seeking proposals for a worthy monument to the world’s greatest polar hero. The entries were juried and later exhibited at the Fram Museum. Qvales proposal was not chosen, but he is still looking for financing and a place for this monument.

“Roald Amundsens Verden” (Roald Amundsen’s world) shows what could have been “Amundsens view of the world”, with an exaggerated emphasis on the polar regions, shrinking the continents except Antarctica to a narrow band around the planet’s waist. The continents would be polished Iddefjord granite with rougher surfaces on oceans. The ice caps would be inlaid and slightly raised in Rennebu ice green granite. Amundsens main expeditions would be carved and painted as red dotted lines crisscrossing the globe.

Rather than as a stone monument at Bygdøynes outside of Oslo, the work “Roald Amundsens Verden” is now being presented in styrofoam and papier maché as a miniature at the origami republika run MICROGALERIA SUR in San Fernando, Gran Canaria, Spain. Thanks to Tore H. Boe for running both the gallery and the republika, you are an inspiration to a lot of people!


The exhibition opened December 14th 2010, on the 99th anniversary of the conquest of the South Pole. At the modest but festive vernissage, the Norwegian emissiaries met with the directors and local MICROGALERIA SUR staff and officially unveiled the Amundsen monument proposal as well as additional rooms with fascinating miniature art by fellow Origami artists Origami Kanaria A195/A242, Jens Stegger Ledaal A178,  Origami Boe A22, and Magne Rudjord A286. See all of it here.

We are still seeking funding to realize the piece “Roald Amundsens Verden” in the anniversary year of 2011 -contact us at hornorkesteret@lavabit.com if you can help.

Hornorkesteret album “Fjær og Jern” online sneak peek!

November 22, 2010

Fjær og JernFjær og Jern
Norwegian antler music 1999-2009
66 min CD in digipack with 16 page booklet
With contributions from Johannes Bergmark, Tore H. Bøe, (origami republika/boe/ka)  Alan Courtis and Roberto Conlazo (Reynols), Joakim Solvang and Fridtjof Nansen. Mastered by Kai Mikalsen (Kobi, origami ka)

To be released in late february/early march 2011, “Fjær og Jern” (Feather and iron) is a collection of mostly live material but also some studio tracks by Hornorkesteret. Using stringed and bowed reindeer antlers, bones, rocks, coffee percolator, drums, flutes and field recordings, the group has made their unbelieveable music since 1999, and this is a collection of some of their best tracks. The material includes an hommage to Roald Amundsen with vocals by Fridtjof Nansen, field recordings of black grouse courting rituals in Klæbu, close miced campfire sizzle and pop, a norwegian version of the traditional “Bury me not on the lone prairie” set on a boat in the arctic, sheets of ambient polar soundscapes, impressions of Norwegian nature and collaborations with Tore H. Bøe, Johannes Bergmark, Alan Courtis and Roberto Conlazo.

The sneak peak will be available at www.hornorkesteret.no for a limited time only, so be sure to check it out!

Hornfar