Fjær og Jern
is out now!
“SnowSpirits and WindWalkers squealing
through mouth and bone and throat and horn—a Lovely Haunt
"as if WHEN's "the black death"
was vacationing on the north ice cap"
Fjær og Jern is a collection of some of
Hornorkesterets best tracks and a great introduction to the
band. It features arctic mood music performed on reindeer
antler instruments, field recordings, and some fab guests
including a recording of the voice of Fridtjof Nansen himself.
Get it from www.coldspring.co.uk
is a contemporary music group who uses instrument inventions
such as stringed and bowed antlers, bones, ice, coffeepots,
rocks, and various woods together with vocals, flutes, drums
and field recordings, creating an epic music touching on
subjects like polar exploration, ecology, the cyclic forces in
nature, animal urges, and the norwegian mental and physical
climate. Using spoken word, free improvisation, noise, folk,
blues, drones and even rock'n'roll, they have performed in
concerts, at gallery performances, in theatrical productions
and on studio recordings with varying line-ups since
established by Jonas Qvale in 1999.