Magne Furuholmen
Norwegian musician
Magne Furuholmen
Magne 'Mags' Furuholmen is a Norwegian musician. He is best known as the guitarist and keyboardist of the pop band A-ha.
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Is This Rare Van Gogh Portrait for Real?, Independent Launches Attack on the ... - ARTINFO
Google News - over 5 years
[Press Release] – A-ha Artist Cancels Bloody Norwegian Show: An exhibition by artist Magne Furuholmen, perhaps better known as a member of the Norwegian pop group A-ha, canceled his exhibition in Oslo following the terror attacks in Norway
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– Gratulerer Vennesla - Fædrelandsvennen
Google News - over 5 years
Han er trommeslager av yrket og har vært jorda rundt med Secret Garden, samt spilt på plater med norske artister som Lene Marlin, Bel Canto, Sigvart Dagsland, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Oslo Gospelkor, Magne Furuholmen og Dreampilots
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Benekter fluktforsøk - Tidens Krav
Google News - over 5 years
Det er en temmelig uklar situasjon, men slik jeg tolker dem, benekter de at de ville flykte, sier de dødsdømtes norske advokat Magne Furuholmen til NTB. Han var i kontakt med nordmennene etter at det onsdag ble avslørt at de angivelig hadde forsøkt å
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Singing out again, in sympathy - Views and News from Norway
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PHOTO: NRK/Views and News Harket and fellow a-ha members Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy were supposed to have played their last concert together last December, when they wrapped up a lengthy farewell tour and ended their 25-year career
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A-ha reunites for memorial concert - Views and News from Norway
Google News - over 5 years
A full statement from band members Magne Furuholmen, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and Morten Harket read, “on 22 July, we were, like everyone else in Norway and the rest of the world, shaken to our very core by the cruelty of the events and the terrible
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a-ha Trio Morten Harket, Pal Waaktaar-Savoy And Magne Furuholmen Reunite For ... - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
It will be the first time the musical trio - vocalist Morten Harket, keyboardist Magne Furuholmen (Mags) and guitarist Pal Waaktaar-Savoy - have performed together in public since their most recent split in 2010. The Norwegian trio enjoyed massive
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A-Ha Reunite for Tribute Concert for Victims of Norwegian Massacre - Spinner
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The trio, composed of Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, announced the reunion on their website. "On 22 July, we, like everyone else in Norway and the rest of the world, were shaken to the soul by these actions of cruelty and
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Spieglein auf Asphalt: Disco-Smart vor dem KKL - BLICK.CH
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Übrigens: Die Idee dazu stammt von einem Kunstprojekt der Superstars Magne Furuholmen von a-ha, Coldplay-Bassist Guy Berryman und Mew-Sänger Jonas Bjerre. Das Spiegelauto spielte die Hauptrolle in einem Videoclip und tourt nun durch Europa
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Håkon Gullvåg gjester Torsøyutstillingen - Vestfold Blad
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Blant dem er Olav Mosebekk, Willibald Storn, Kjell Nupen og Magne Furuholmen. – I fjor var det kunstnerfenomenet Pushwagner som skapte liv og røre som gjesteutstiller, noe det skal noe til for å toppe. Årets gjest skulle imidlertid være trekkplaster
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Das SAT.1 Music Special: a-ha - Kurier
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Bereits 1982 taten sich Paul Waaktaar-Savoy und Magne Furuholmen zusammen, später kam Morten Harket dazu. Die mehrfach preisgekrönten Musiker können auf eine Karriere mit zahlreichen No.1-Hits weltweit zurückblicken. Songs wie "Take on Me" und "Cry
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คอลัมน์: ข้างหลังแผ่น: A-HA THE FINAL CONCERT - อาร์วายที9 (ข่าวประชาสัมพันธ์) (บล็อก)
Google News - over 5 years
A-HA วงซินธ์-ป็อปจากนอร์เวย์ ศิลปินป็อปอีกวงหนึ่งที่ดังสุดในยุค 80s ทั้งจากหนังเจมส์บอนด์ THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS ทั้งจากซิงเกิลฮิต TAKE ON ME สมาชิกแกนนำได้แก่ MORTEN HARKET (ร้องนำ) MAGNE FURUHOLMEN (คีย์บอร์ด) และ PAL WAAKTAAR (กีตาร์)
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Strelka Summer Offers 'Responsible Fun' - The Moscow Times
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Apparatjik guitarist Magne Furuholmen, who also plays with A-ha, summarized his band's vision as “combining art history and pop culture with general interest. … Find something that is not definable, not art, not music, not entertainment,
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Wir stellen vor: Susanne Sundfør - Musikexpress.de
Google News - almost 6 years
1 Million Kronen (ca 126.000 EUR) erhielt Susanne von Morten Harket, Pål Waaktar-Savoy und Magne Furuholmen. Da fiel die Arbeit an "The Brothel" natürlich noch leichter. „Es war inspirierend, mit so vielen talentierten Musikern zu arbeiten
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a-ha | „Ending On A High Note – The Final Concert“ stürmt die Charts - Bayernmatrix
Google News - almost 6 years
Das Trio Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar-Savoy und Magne Furuholmen hat weltweit über 70 Millionen Tonträger verkauft, war 75 Mal auf Platz #1 der Charts vertreten und besitzt bis zum heutigen Tag eine unglaublich passionierte, internationale Fanbase
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En stor seier - Aftenbladet.no
Google News - almost 6 years
Hvorfor ble likevel første halvdel av det Magne Furuholmen kalte ”en festforestilling” alt for avmålt og nesten anonym? Låtene får gå fri, som vanlig, så skylden må deles mellom band og publikum. Etter 25 år i popbransjen kan man vel ikke ilegge a-ha
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Uenighet om effekt av Stargate-besøk - Ballade.no
Google News - almost 6 years
Magne Furuholmen, kunstner og tidligere a ha-medlem, sier til samme avis at Stargate har hatt eventyrlig suksess i verdenes hardeste musikkmarked, og at de har god sjekk på hvordan amerikanske musikkbransje fungerer. - Dette er kunnskap som er direkte
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Magne Furuholmen
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 52
    2015: Magne is exhibiting works in Edinburgh, and his collaboration with Dovecot Studios of Edinburgh for his "Peeling a Glass Onion" exhibition was made into a shortfilm shown on the BBC-website.
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    Furuholmens work is represented in institutions and collections in his native Norway and worldwide. Among his permanent public commissions are 'Resonance' for The city of Bergen, as well as his largest commission to date (work in progress) - a ceramic sculpturepark in the Oslo region consisting of 50 tonnes of clay, to be unveiled in August 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Magne Furuholmen is also a well known visual arts artist working with glass, paint, etching and woodcut and has exhibited his works all around the world. His art has been displayed at The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo, and he has also shown his work at The London Art Fair. In 2001, Furuholmen was commissioned to design an official Norwegian postage stamp. In 2005 he decorated the 11 floors of the Royal Caribbean International cruiseship Adventure of the Seas with sheets of glass of his work.
  • 2014
    Age 51
    2014: Furuholmen started working on his biggest commission to date, for what will be Scandinavia's largest ceramic sculpture-park to be unveiled in 2015.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    The official ceremony took place on November 6, 2012.
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  • 2010
    Age 47
    Magne announced on Jo Wiley's show on BBC Radio 2 in October 2010 that he intends to work with his friends in MEW and Coldplay after retiring from A-ha in December.
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  • 2008
    Age 45
    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 BBC Two series, Amazon.
    More Details Hide Details The theme was made available (along with exclusive tracks from various other artists) on the Survival International charity album, Songs for Survival. In 2010 Apparatjik released their first album We Are Here, a digital album also available physically via their website. Apparatjik has performed in a cube at venues like The Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, The Serpentine Gallery in London, The State Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen and The Norwegian National Gallery. Apparatjik is described by themselves as an artist collective falling between art and mainstream culture, but happy in the fall.
  • 2005
    Age 42
    In early 2005, Furuholmen featured on a Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) song, titled "Indian Ocean", about the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami disaster.
    More Details Hide Details The song featured Indian composer/producer A. R. Rahman, Magne Furuholmen and Travis drummer Neil Primrose. Proceeds of the single went to help orphans in Banda Aceh, one of the areas worst affected by the tsunami, through Yusuf's Small Kindness charity. In 2012 Magne Furuholmen was a mentor on the show The Voice – Norges beste stemme. His talent Martin Halla won the contest and had his first album produced by Furuholmen himself who is also an estimated songwriter/producer for other artists. In 2014 Furuholmen agreed to compose the songs and supervise the recordings for the Norwegian film "Beatles".
  • 2004
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008 Magne Furuholmen released his second solo album titled "A Dot of Black in the Blue of Your Bliss" which includes tracks like "The Longest Night" which later was made into a-ha song "Foot of the Mountain".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 31
    Furuholmen's projects outside of A-ha include Timbersound, formed in 1994 with Kjetil Bjerkestrand, and later, Swedish singer, Freddie Wadling.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    When a-ha went on hiatus in 1994, Furuholmen began working on other music projects. The band reconvened in 1998, though announced they would split in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012 the three members of a-ha, Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar Savoy, were appointed Knights of the 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for their contribution to Norwegian music. The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav is granted as a reward for distinguished services to their country and mankind.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 29
    Furuholmen married Heidi Rydjord, his high school sweetheart, on August 8, 1992, in the garden of their Nesøya home.
    More Details Hide Details They have two sons, Thomas Vincent (born April 20, 1990) and Filip Clements (born October 2, 1993). Furuholmen also revealed in an interview published by Norway's third largest newspaper Dagbladet (in its additional magazine Magasinet) that he suffers from a heart disease. The news was picked up the same day by Side-Line music magazine. Along with fellow band member Morten Harket, Furuholmen is a supporter of English premier League football club Stoke City. Furuholmen has been the keyboardist with A-ha since their formation in 1982, though he also plays guitar. Magne Furuholmen created the legendary synth-riff of "Take on Me", which they referred to as «the Juicy Fruit song» at the time, when he was only 15 years old. The synth-riff was later sampled in the American hit-song "Feel This Moment" featuring Pitbull and Christina Aguilera in 2012.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Age 6
    His father, a jazz musician who played trumpet with Bent Sølves Orkester, was killed in an aeroplane crash over Drammen, south of Oslo in 1969, when Magne was just six.
    More Details Hide Details Remarkably, this very accident was witnessed by a nine-year-old Morten Harket, thirteen years before the two were to meet for the first time.
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on November 1, 1962.
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