Lur & goathorn
The primordial force of the lur and the melancholic sound of the billygoat's horn, is two forms of exspression that fits me well. Nature, horn and animals belong together. Put together with lush tales about the life at the mountain farm and sheperds, it may happen I act as a musical milkmaid or fairy of the forest...I play bukkehorn in Disneys "Frozen". I was found on youtube by composer Christophe Beck in Los Angeles. VIDEO of my TEDxtalk about this true fairytale.
Musical presentations, artistic performances, master of ceremonies
I give musical presentations to business companies, organizations and others. Usually I combine music and humorous music history, and spice it up with one or two horns. Sometimes I use the wooden lur, the billygoat's horn and sing as well.
These artistic performances makes a solemn setting for special occasions such as openings and ceremonies. It is also a captivating way to attract the speakers or special guests. Please contact me for booking. VIDEO of my TEDxtalk.
(photo: Dan Kenneth Reinli)
I play concerts as a freelance musician in the professional orchestras and military bands. I also do concerts as a soloist in various settings. I love untraditional concert venues and the sound of the horn outdoors, for instance, gives magic musical experiences. Of course, the horn is a natural part of concert halls and churches, too, and I find it exciting to experiment with sound and acoustics in different places.
Soloist in church
As a musician, I find playing at funerals very meaningful. The horn suits the organ very well with its warm, round sound. Below I have collected some nice pieces of music for funerals. I always try to follow the family's request, so please contact me.
Johannes Skyberg (viola), John Ivar Knutzen (percussion), Gunnar Flagstad (piano), Kristin Fyrand Mikkelsen (piano), Morten Kristiansen Jota (bass clarinet) and Sissel Morken Gullord (horn) is the innovative ensemble TRAKTOR. We want to open ears, plow up new ground and give the audience splendid sound!
Natural hornplayers do it in at least seven positions... The natural horns doesn't have valves or fingerholes, and that is why the hand must be used actively inside the bell. The natural horns are free from mechanical interventions, and that gives the sound it's special specter of overtones and the noble caracter. When a natural horn is played loudly, it sounds wildly sparkling!
I like challenges, think it is exciting with new ideas and am happy to put horns on, in or about situations where it is not expected.