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January 30th2015
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Morten speaks at summit on bullying

Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen and healthcare minister Bent Høie initiated a summit on bullying which was held in the Prime Minister’s residence this morning. The goal was to better prevent and deal with bullying in schools, and gather suggestions for how victims and their parents can get help when schools do not follow up on reports of bullying.

The summit marks the start of the government’s efforts against bullying, and was attended by representatives of teachers, pupils and relevant organizations. “We must do everything we can to prevent bullying. Children who are bullied are hurting when it happens, but they also take it with them for the rest of their life,” Høie says.

Morten Harket

Several former victims of bullying attended the breakfast meeting and shared their stories. Morten told of his experience with years of bullying, violence and harassment. “I found myself on the outside most of the time [...] It is central to what bullying does to you, it undermines the development of your opportunities.”

“Bullying is a culture. You must cultivate yourself away from bullying with another culture,” he advises.

Aftenposten has a short video interview with Morten and Prime Minister Erna Solberg about the summit here. You can watch a video of Morten’s remarks here.

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January 30th2015
User Icon - A-Ha Official SitePosted By: Catherine

‘Take On Me’ video featured on Snapchat

Earlier this week, the California based Snapchat announced the launch of Discover:

“Snapchat Discover is a new way to explore Stories from different editorial teams. It’s the result of collaboration with world-class leaders in media to build a storytelling format that puts the narrative first. This is not social media.”

Discover features daily editions from each of these media leaders, providing a daily surprise for its users. One of Snapchat’s media partners is Warmer Music Group, and today’s edition included the video for ‘Take On Me’. Here are a few screen shots from the app:

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Snapchat Discover

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January 27th2015
User Icon - A-Ha Official SitePosted By: Catherine

‘Just keep guessing’

Be sure to keep an eye on a-ha’s Facebook page, where there are some numerical clues being posted lately. As Morten said in his video greeting from Moscow last week, ‘There is something about numbers as well…I am not going to say more, but just keep guessing. 2015? Who knows…’

Update January 27:

As of December 4 and the Rock In Rio announcement, some of the number clues on Facebook have been decoded – but there are still several numbers you have not figured out yet! And there will be more numbers to come…

It has been 70 days since this one was posted:

Any ideas out there? :-)

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‘Peeling a Glass Onion’

As an update to our previous post about ‘Glass Onion’, Dovecot Studios has announced that from 6 March to 25 April 2015 Magne will have a major exhibition of works at Dovecot, and ‘Glass Onion’ will form the centerpiece to this multi-disciplinary show. Both BBC Arts and Cover Magazine have recently featured news about the tapestry and upcoming exhibition.

“The Glass Onion tapestry was woven at Dovecot in summer 2014 and now forms the centrepiece to this exhibition. During further insightful visits to Dovecot, Furuholmen embraced the notion of exposing his work to the craft and perspective of others with a different focus in process to his own. This experience, coupled with the cultural and environmental impact of being in and around Dovecot and the building itself, inspired a new body of work for the exhibition using music, film, printmaking and large scale ceramic.”

The film below is a documentation of the ‘Glass Onion Tapestry’ project, and includes music composed by Magne as well:

Glass Onion from Dovecot on Vimeo.

On October 15, Magne was present at Dovecot Studios for a special private ceremony, to cut the tapestry from the loom. Dovecot shared these photos from the event on Facebook:

 

 

Keep an eye on magnef.org as well as dovecotstudios.com for updates about the exhibition.

Related Links:

Creative Scotland || The Scotsman || Selvedge

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January 19th2015
User Icon - A-Ha Official SitePosted By: Catherine

‘Brother’ now available on vinyl

Morten’s album ‘Brother’ is now available on vinyl!

“Songs on Morten Harket’s sixth solo album, led by the great singles “Brother” and “There Is A Place” were conceived in such diverse environments as Kristiansand and Brazil. “Brother” is a release that shows a rested and focused Harket – this is heartfelt, adult pop music that moves through different moods, always delivered with a unique and sensitive voice.”

"Brother"

Order now:

CDON (ships outside Norway)
Platekompaniet (within Norway)

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POSTS TAGGED WITH: Morten

October 16th2013

a-ha presented with a BMI Million-Air Award

a-ha were awarded a BMI Million-Air Award for “Take On Me”, which has had four million combined radio and television performances in the USA.

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September 13th2013

Happy birthday, Morten!

Please join us in wishing Morten a happy birthday!

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September 12th2013

Morten performs with the Scorpions in Greece

Last night, Morten gave a surprise guest performance at the Scorpions MTV Unplugged concert in Greece.

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June 20th2013
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Morten will join the Night Of The Proms tour

This November and December, Morten will be one of the artists on the Night of the Proms tour. Other confirmed […]

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Morten at the Billboard Music Awards

A recap from tonight’s BBMA show.

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Morten will perform at the Billboard Music Awards!

On Sunday, May 19, Morten will perform ‘Feel This Moment’ with Pitbull and Christina Aguilera at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

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February 12th2013

Update on Morten’s new album

A small update about Morten’s new album.

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October 28th2012

Watch the video for ‘I’m the one’

On Friday, Morten’s new video for ‘I’m the one’ premiered on the German site myvideo.de. The video was shot in […]

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October 8th2012

‘I’m the one’ is Morten’s next single

The next single from Morten’s album ‘Out of my hands’ will be ‘I’m the one’.

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October 4th2012

Morten in South America

Morten’s first solo tour in South America ended on Sunday night in Santiago, Chile.

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Morten speaks at summit on bullying

Morten told of his experience with years of bullying, violence and harassment.

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January 30th2015

‘Take On Me’ video featured on Snapchat

Warner Music Group featured the video for ‘Take On Me’ today on the social app Snapchat.

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January 27th2015

‘Just keep guessing’

Be sure to keep an eye on a-ha’s Facebook page, where there are some numerical clues being posted lately. As […]

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‘Peeling a Glass Onion’

Magne will have a major exhibition of works at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh this spring.

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January 19th2015

‘Brother’ now available on vinyl

Morten’s album ‘Brother’ is now available on vinyl!

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‘We need to put the band back together’

The response to Magne’s photo on his Facebook page has been overwhelming. You guys are too kind!

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January 9th2015

‘Take On Me til topps i USA’

Last night, a new 30 minute documentary about a-ha aired on NRK1. The program focuses on the band’s beginnings and […]

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Magne and Tini Fan Convention Q&A

A transcript from Magne’s Q&A at the Fan Convention in Oslo, as well as video clips of Tini’s Q&A.

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Welcome, 2015!

Wishing you all a great 2015!

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Limited advance copies of ‘Apparatjik World’ available now

According to a post on Magne’s Facebook page, the new Apparatjik World book will be released in January. If you […]

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