A-ha member presents 'The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator'

Posted on 01/02/11

Buy A-ha CDs at Storming The Base (worldwide shipping!)

A-ha member presents 'The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator'
Apart from A-ha, Magne 'Mags' Furuholmen has also been involved with the music, art and film project known as Apparatjik since 2008. The project has since released an album and two singles, and performed three concerts in 2010. Now they are preparing for their first large-scale project, to take place in Germany in March including an installation and performances at the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. (Tickets for the performances have gone on sale today, 1 February. Note that tickets will be limited to approximately 200 per show, and can be purchased from www.apparatjik.com . If you plan to go, contact us at info@side-line.com ). This project by Apparatjik is to be understood as homage to the legendary Meta-Musik-Festival that took place during the seventies at the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin.

Apparatjik are the musicians Guy Berryman (Coldplay, London), Jonas Bjerre (Mew, Copenhagen), Magne Furuholmen (A-ha, Oslo) and Martin Terefe (London).

The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator is presented as a twofold project: during two weeks the installation can be accessed in the glass hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie and three unique concerts will be performed at the same location (at 9 pm on March 12, March 26, and March 27, 2011). Those performances are inspired by the visual experiments of László Moholy-Nagy. Moholy-Nagy taught at the German Bauhaus, as did Mies van der Rohe who was the architect of the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. At the center of both the Apparatjik installation and concerts are moving images that project from a large scale cube into the open glass structure of the building into the city space — a reference to the kinetic Licht-Raum-Modulator created in 1930 by Bauhaus artist Moholy-Nagy.

Apparatjikʼs project will conclude on March 27 with a special interactive composition performed in collaboration with the Deutsches Kammerorchester. This concert is dedicated to Mies van der Rohe on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of his birth.

The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator will be accompanied by a publication in collaboration with NODE Berlin Oslo to be published in late 2011 including a comprehensive documentation of this project.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE 54-TRACK COMPILATION "Matrix Downloaded 003" NOW !

Furuholmen has been the keyboardist with A-ha since their formation in 1982, though he also plays guitar. He has co-written many of the band's hits with Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, including "Stay On These Roads", "Manhattan Skyline", and the band's first and biggest hit "Take On Me". When A-ha went on hiatus in 1994, Furuholmen began working on other music projects. The band reconvened in 2000, though announced they would split in 2010.

Furuholmen's projects outside of A-ha include Timbersound, formed in 1994 with Kjetil Bjerkestrand, and later, Swedish singer, Freddie Wadling. Their work has been used on film soundtracks such as "Ti Kniver I Hjertet" (1994), "Hotel Oslo" (1997) which also featured vocals by Anneli Drecker, "1732 Høtten" (1998) where the album "Hermetic" is featured.

Furuholmen also recorded "Past Perfect Future Tense" in 2004, with appearances from Guy Berryman and Will Champion of Coldplay, and from Andy Dunlop of the Scottish band Travis. As a result, in 2008 Furuholmen collaborated with Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman and Mew vocalist Jonas Bjerre under the band name of Apparatjik for the theme to the BBC2 series, "Amazon".

Posted by

Buy A-ha CDs at Storming The Base (worldwide shipping!)

200640


More related news :

... another A-ha member announces more details on upcoming solo album
3 new A-ha books in the making
A-Ha announce arena tour
A-ha announce one-off show performing debut 'Hunting High And Low' in full at Royal Albert Hall
A-ha awarded the Spellemann Award of Honor
A-ha cover Depeche Mode's 'A question of lust'
A-ha end on a high note with release live DVD/2CD 'The Final Concert'
A-ha gets 'Hunting High and Low: 25 Years with A-ha' exhibition in National Library of Norway
A-ha give concert with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra to benefit Mercy Ships
A-ha member finishes Gumball 3000 race in a... Lada!

More headlines

Electro Spectre back with new album 'Bullets & Desert Blooms'

READ MORE | Posted on 09/02/14

Concert activities, signing a contract with the Nordic Records label, and - most importantly - a lot of work on new musical material. The result is the band's 4th studio album, 'Bullets & Desert Blooms'. (...)

Oil 10 releases 'Human Decision Required' video

READ MORE | Posted on 09/02/14

Oil 10 recently released the brand new - and excellent - album 'Modularium'. Out now is a brand new clip for the album track 'Human Decision Required'. (...)

Diffuzion member launches final release for solo project Eff Dst

READ MORE | Posted on 09/02/14

The Belarus based one man project Eff Dst (aka Dmitriy Stepnov) returns with 'Survey' and 11-track album holding archival material recorded during the period 2004-2014 after the launch of the debut album 'Searching for signs of life'. (...)

Double vinyl release for Iris' 'Radiant' album

READ MORE | Posted on 09/02/14

Iris have prepared a double vinyl release for 'Radiant', their new album. (...)

Pre-orders available now for new Lovelorn Dolls album!

READ MORE | Posted on 08/29/14

Out on October 17 is the brand new album from Belgium's electro/goth metal act Lovelorn Dolls. The new album, titled 'Japanese Robot Invasion', is the follow-up to their debut album 'House Of Wonders'. (...)

Aphex Twin announce new album - order your vinyl now

READ MORE | Posted on 08/27/14

'Syro' is the title of a new album by Aphex Twin to be released on Warp Records 22/23 September. The new album will also be available on vinyl. (...)

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER

Receive our daily newsupdates in your mailbox :

 

Order your Side-Line merchandise

Side-Line Merchandise shop ORDER NOW:
- T-shirts
- Jackets
- Caps
- Bags
- ...

Worldwide shipping
(within 2 days after payment)

MORE INFO


Advertisers

RECOMMENDED MONEY MAKERS