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Kommende arrangementer

Seminar med elharper og improvisasjon
med Nicolaz Cadoret på NMH - onsdag 13.3.

I uke 11 har musikkhøgskolens studenter prosjekt med improvisert musikk og elharper med Nicolaz Cadoret. Onsdag 13.mars kan harpeforeningens medlemmer også få en innføring! Arrangementet koster kr 100 for voksne medlemmer, og er gratis for barn og studenter. 

Kom gjerne også på NMH-klassens konsert fredag 15.3! Kanskje blir det også mulig for workshop-deltakerne å spille noe på konserten. 

Velkommen til årsmøte!

Årsmøtet for Norsk harpeforening 2024 blir onsdag 13.3. kl 1830 på Norges musikkhøgskole. Vi ordner digital møtemulighet for dem som behøver det, men det er selvfølgelig hyggelig om så mange som mulig møter fysisk! Vi vil gjerne at du fyller ut dette påmeldingsskjemaet (samme som til workshop) hvis du kommer på møtet, særlig hvis du møter fysisk! Gjester på NMH må møtes ved inngangen og følges til møtelokalet. Alle medlemmer som har betalt medlemskap for 2024 vil få tilsendt link til møtet selv om påmeldingsskjema ikke er fylt ut.

Alle medlemmer har forslagsrett og stemmerett på møtet. Vi ber om at forslag til saker sendes oss innen 28.2. Dokumenter til årsmøtet vil bli sendt ut innen 6.3.

NB! 

Årsmøtet er kun for medlemmer.
Meld deg inn her!

Allerede medlem, men ikke betalt medlemsavgift for 2024? Forny medlemskapet her!

Harpedag på Oslo kulturskole
14. april 2024

Harpedag med workshops med Sidsel Walstad,  Sunniva Rødland og Heather Downie! 

Mer info her

Sommerkurs i samarbeid med Valdres sommersymfoni
21.-26. juni 2024

Tidligere arrangementer

Hvor: Sentralen/Gjøvik kulturskole, Øvre Torvgate 26, 2815 Gjøvik

Når: Lørdag 15. Oktober 2022 kl. 12-18

Hva: Dette blir en spennende dag med fokus på rekruttering av flere harpister i Norge og historien til den norske folkeharpen. Vi har med to foredragsholdere og instruktører som begge er spesialister på sitt området. I tillegg deltar flere norske harpelærere.

For hvem: Dette er for alle som spiller harpe, ønsker å begynne å spille harpe, kulturskoler som kunne tenke seg å starte opp med harpeklasser og alle andre som har interesse for harpen og vil vite mer om harpe og harpemusikk!

 

PROGRAM:

 

KL. 12-14 Seminar og foredrag om Norsk folkeharpe v/Tone Hulbækmo 

Tone vil fortelle om den Norske folkeharpen, historien og utvikling av instrumentet. I tillegg spiller hun for oss.

 

 KL.14-15 Pause med matservering

 

KL.15-17 Workshop med Heather Downie

Heather gi en innføring i harpespill og vise ulike teknikker på harpen (klaffeharpe). 

 

KL. ca 17-18 KONSERT

Med Heather og alle deltakere/elever

Pris: 

Barn/student: Medlemmer kr 250, ikke-medlemmer kr 350

Voksen: Medlemmer kr 400, ikke-medlemmer kr 500

 

Ledsagere/foreldre kan kjøpe lunsj for kr 100

Trenger jeg å ha med harpe? Ja, ta med harpe hvis du har.

Har du ikke eget instrument, kan du låne av oss. Vi tar med noen av de nyinnkjøpte Camacharpene til Gjøvik og disse blir forbeholdt de som ikke har eget instrument.

 

Påmeldingsfrist 08. Oktober!

Påmeldingsskjema her:

https://forms.gle/CNAf3RxLeZ2aQUxJA

OM FOREDRAGSHOLDERNE/INSTRUKTØRENE: 

Tone Hulbækmo har i gjennom et musikalsk liv i Norge vært aktiv som sanger, musiker, arrangør og komponist. Hun har markert seg med sin særpregede sang og sin bruk av ukjente folkemusikkinstrumenter som trøorgel og middelalderharpe. Hun er kjent fra flere ulike sjangere fra middelaldermusikk, visesang, folkemusikk, verdensmusikk og etnisk musikk til mer samtidsrettet musikk.

Hulbækmo har turnert i flere land, og har utgitt en rekke album både som soloartist og som medlem av gruppen Kalenda Maya. Hun har også samarbeidet mye med sin ektemann Hans Fredrik Jacobsen. Av album kan nevnes Kåmmå no (1983; Spellemannprisen), Kalenda Maya (1985; Spellemannprisen), Svevende jord (1986), barneplaten Langt nord i skogen (1988: Spellemannprisen), Konkylie (1995), der tekstene er dikt av Halldis Moren Vesaas, og Kyrja (1999).

Heather Downie er født i Skotland og er kjent for å være nytenkende og lidenskapelig i sin undervisning. I en alder av 15 begynte hun å spille skotsk harpe og ble umiddelbart tatt opp i Splore, et folkemusikkurs ved Aberdeen internationale ungdomsfestival. Heather har studert ved The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Hun var finalist i BBCs Young Traditional Musician of the Year i 2015.

Heather har en kjærlighet for undervisning og er kanskje mest kjent for sin energiske og entusiastiske måte å undervise på . Hun er ofte etterspurt til workshops, kurs og masterklasser.

Hun veileder og foreleser for tiden ved Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Heathers visjon: “Mest av alt vil jeg at du skal føle deg trygg og glad i deg selv i ditt harpespill. Dette er nøkkelen. Når du føler deg glad sammen med harpen, vil du spille mer og mer...og spiller du mer og mer vil du bli de beste harpespillerne du kan være! Dette er hva jeg skal hjelpe deg å bli!”

WELCOME TO THE NORWEGIAN HARP SOCIETY FOLK HARP WORKSHOP!

 

Where: Sentralen/Gjøvik kulturskole, Øvre Torvgate 26, 2815 Gjøvik

When: Saturday 15 October 2022 12:00-18:00

What: This will be an exciting day focusing on recruiting more harp players in Norway and on the history of the Norwegian folk harp. We have two instructors who are specialists in their respective fields, and several Norwegian harp teachers will be present.

For whom: This day is for anyone who plays or wants to start playing the harp, for cultural school staff who consider starting harp classes, and for all others who want to know more about the harp and harp music!

PROGRAM:

12:00-14:00 Lecture on the Norwegian folk harp with Tone Hulbækmo

Tone will play for us and talk about the Norwegian folk harp, the history and

development of the instrument.

14:00-15:00 Lunch break

15:00-17:00 Workshop with Scottish harpist Heather Downie

Heather will give an introduction to playing the harp and different playing

techniques on the lever harp. She will also help the workshop participants prepare a

tune for performance in the afternoon concert.

17:00-18:00 CONCERT

With Heather and all participants/students

Price:

Children/students: Harp association members NOK 250, non-members NOK 350

Adults: Harp association members NOK 400, non-members NOK 500

Companions/parents can buy lunch for NOK 100

Do I need to bring a harp? If you have a harp, please bring it if possible! The Norwegian Harp Association have bought 15 Camac lever harps and we will bring several of these to Gjøvik, so you can borrow one if you cannot bring your own.

 

Registration by October 8th!

Registration form (in Norwegian, but you can write in English if preferred)

https://forms.gle/CNAf3RxLeZ2aQUxJA

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Tone Hulbækmo was one of the first to revive the extinct Norwegian harp tradition. In her debut album “Kåmmå no” the sound of this harp was recorded for the first time. Since then, she has developed her very own harp playing style. She plays Norwegian folk music, European medieval music and modern crossover music, and accompanies herself singing, both folk songs and her own songs with lyrics by Norwegian poets. In addition, she composes new instrumental music where she uses the harp more as a modern instrument. She has

also brought the harp with her around the world playing with musicians from other cultures. Tone has been awarded three “Spellemannprisen” awards for her albums, in which the harp has been an important ingredient. Tone will talk about her journey in the exploration of the folk harp, what is known about the old harp tradition, and about different harps which have been preserved. She will also play for us to show how she uses the harp. In medieval times the harp was said to have magical powers, and Tone will perform several medieval ballads about the magic of the harp.

 

Heather Downie is known world-wide for her innovate performance and her passion for teaching. Having graduated with a first class honours BA in Scottish music, Heather went on to achieve distinction in a PGDip in performance studies. She has toured and recorded with many artists and was a finalist in the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Having discovered a deep love for teaching, Heather is now best known for her energetic and enthusiastic approach to teaching. She is the Principal Scottish harp tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and in high demand for workshops, courses and masterclasses not just in harp but in teacher training. Heather sets out her vision for all harpist working with her: 'Most of all I want you to feel confident and happy in yourself and your harping. This is the key. If you feel happy and positive about your harp journey you will play more and more...and if you play more and more you will become the best harpists you can be! This is what I will help you become!'

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Stavanger Harpehelg

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  • Harpeensembler for harpister på alle nivåer

  • Workshops for alle, både folke harpe og klassisk harpe

  • Ungdomssymfoni for de under 19

Påmeldingen er åpen nå!

For mer informasjon, se her 

Nancy is one of the foremost experts on Norwegian harps. Join us for a tour of her historic harp collection including her reconstructed historic Norwegian Harps

Date: Sunday April 25

Time: 2 hours starting at

 19:00 Central European Time

 18:00 GMT

 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (North America)

 12:00 pm Central Time

 11:00 am Mountain Time

 10:00 am Pacific Time

 

Language:  English

Members: Freetest

Non-members: Please give a 100 or 50 NOK donation before you sign up. (if this is beyond your budget, please contact us.)
Limit: 100 participants

 

SIGN UP HERE

Donate or become a member 

(donation is the last row, you will need to scroll down)

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The program

Nancy Thym will take us on a virtual tour of the Archive & Museum for Harp History in Freising, Germany and on a tour of her collection, including the Norwegian harps.  She will demonstration the different sounds produced by gut and wire strings, bray pins or a double row of alternating notes. We will take a look at some of her iconography and photos. She has spent many years researching the history of the harp in Norway and will bring this knowledge to her presentation.

Nancy has been collecting harps, literature, music, photos of harps, advertisements using harps, harp figurines, etc. for over 40 years. Her collection includes over 40 original 18th, 19th and early 20th century harps as well as reconstructions of medieval and Renaissance harps. 

About

Nancy Thym’s programs, which combine harp music, songs, stories and dance, are warmly received all over the world. In her native California, she studied theater, dance and anthropology and later folklore and ethnomusicology. For over forty years she has lived in Germany where she transforms her extensive research on the history of the harp into programs which are both entertaining and educational: storytelling combined with songs and harp music, ballad programs on specific themes, or one-woman theater pieces in which she portrays harpists of the past. 

 

She performs on a variety of historical harps and her repertoire encompasses many styles: medieval music, ancient Scottish ballads, early romantic German Lieder, songs of the 19th-century itinerant harpers. Nancy is recognized as a leading scholar on the history and playing technique of the Norwegian krogharpe as well as the itinerant Bohemian and German hook harp players.  

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Fit Fingers Workshops

Throughout lock-down various members are hosting informative evening short programs.  These are recorded and viewed up to two weeks after the program. They are free for members and are by donation (50 NOK) for non-members. 

Tuesday, 30 March 18:00 (6pm) CET

Massage & Stretches for Body & Hands with Rebecca Harrisson

Stay tuned!  We will meet once or twice in April!

Date: March 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00 (Around four hours total, depending on the number of questions)

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Subjects 

• Stringing

• Tuning pegs

• Atmospheric conditions for the harp

• The Harp’s Structure

• How does the pedal harp work?

 

Language

English (although Enric can also answer questions in French and Spanish, if needed)

 

Goal

To refresh knowledge and ensure that harpists fully understand the mechanics and care of their harps.   

 

What to bring

Questions, inquisitive mind

 

What to expect

Learning about your harp.  We will not be working on our harps.  With a large group, Enric can not supervise everyone and mistakes could be made.  However, he does online consultations.  Due to the very wide diversity of harp levers, those will not be discussed. (But specific questions can be asked.)

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Date: February 13, 2021

Time: 11am - 13:00 

Program

Part I:  Lecture about Karen's early years on the harp & her relationship to her teacher Maria Korchinska and the Russian school.

Part II:  Masterclass.  If you are interested in playing for the masterclass, please contact Isabelle Perrin ASAP.  We have limited space and are happy to accept as many as fit into the program.

 

How the Masterclass will work

You will make a video.  Everyone will view the video and Karen will give feedback.  (Not quite a real Master class, but a learning experience for all.)

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