Category Archives: Albums

Sult

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Based upon Ratkje’s music created for the ballet Sult (Hunger) by profiled director Jo Strømgren for the Norwegian National Ballet, this is a departure from records and live settings normally associated with Maja S. K. Ratkje as a solo performer, … Continue reading

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Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots

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Album by Trondheim EMP. Øyvind Brandtsegg’s project explores cross-adaptive processing as a radical intervention in the communication between performing musicians. Digital audio analysis and processing techniques are used to enable features of one sound to inform the processing of another. … Continue reading

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Let’s Put It To Music: 20 Years Of Rune Grammofon

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Rune Grammofon: “It´s no secret that Rune Grammofon founder Rune Kristoffersen is a big admirer of labels like Blue Note, Impuls, ECM, 4AD and Factory, to mention some labels with strong visual identities. But we can´t recall another label that … Continue reading

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The Sound of Science featuring Jeffrey Zeigler

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The Sound of Science is a concert and album presenting eight pieces of music by seven celebrated composers. Written for amplified cello and electronics, all pieces will be performed by world–renowned cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, long time member of Kronos Quartet, … Continue reading

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Polish Radio Experimental Studio Revisited 1998-2018

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Given away to subscribers of The Wire issue 413 July 2018. The PRES project is organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence. Continue reading

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ENID BLYTON – Fünf Freunde Erzählen Kindergeschichten

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Fluxus release which include work by Ditterich von Euler-Donnersperg, Wataru Kasahara, C. Mehrl Bennett, Maja S. K. Ratkje and Polizei-Diensthund Hjuler. Exists in three more or less extremely limited different versions. Also cassette! Continue reading

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Snydelig

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Album for kids (and grown-ups!) by the Norwegian duo Meg og kammeraten min. Featuring The Norwegian Radio Orcheastra, The Norwegian Girls’ Choir, Maja S. K. Ratkje (on theremin) and others. Continue reading

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Das Kepler-452b-Pre-Sequel

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Fluxus release which include work by Maja S. K. Ratkje, Jonathan Meese and Kommissar Dionysos und Ariadne. Exists in four(?) more or less extremely limited different versions: Maja S. K. Ratkje / Jonathan Meese / Kommissar Dionysos und Ariadne – Die … Continue reading

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Gonimoblast Live – with Maja S.K Ratkje and Arve Henriksen

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Gonimoblast, the ever-inventive sonic, electronic and jazz-inspired improvisers, led by dynamic bassist and composer Chris Mapp, are to release a double live album featuring striking guest performances from leading Norwegian vocalist Maja S. K. Ratkje and renowned trumpeter Arve Henriksen. … Continue reading

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Variations over Variations

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The Norwegian Radio Orchestra with brand new Norwegian music! Alfred Janson, Knut Vaage, Maja S. K. Ratkje and Jan Erik Mikalsen have written for the orchestra, including a brand new trumpet concerto. Variations over Variations presents four Norwegian composers and … Continue reading

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Still Eating Ginger Bread for Breakfast – The 20th Anniversary Concert

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Rune Grammofon: “Formed in 1995, SPUNK comprises four of Norway’s most innovative musicians: Maja S. K. Ratkje, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lene Grenager and Kristin Andersen. The quartet combine talents that range from vocal experiments, instrumental virtuosity, impulsive improvisation and a … Continue reading

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And sing…

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Booklet text (Norwegian below): Could the act of composing include my sound as a voice performer? The two works on this album are two different answers to this question. From the moment I started to compose new classical music I … Continue reading

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Focus Foucault Foccachia

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Cassette release by Solveig Kjelstrup & Maskinanlegg Continue reading

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Malleus Maleficarum Maximum

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Cassette release by Maja Ratkje & Bjørn Hatterud Continue reading

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Drono

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Derek Piotr’s Drono is, as its name suggests, a drone album. It emphasizes the form and durational composition of drone through unquantized, glitching samples and near-absence of rhythm. Yet this is a drone album preoccupied with mutability: the tracks are … Continue reading

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Kapital & Moral

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The combination of the trio POING and vocalist Maja S. K. Ratkje has been referred to as among the best, boldest and most innovative players in the Norwegian music community. On their new album, “Kapital&Moral”, they present a selection of … Continue reading

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Crepuscular Hour

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Crepuscular Hour was originally commissioned for a performance at the Ultima festival 2010 in Uranienborg church, Oslo. The work is composed for three choirs, three pairs of noise musicians and concert organ. All performers surround the audience, and are amplified … Continue reading

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FLUXUS

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In the FLUXUS series. Music by Zuzana Husarová, Mama Bär, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Maja S. K. Ratkje & Lasse Marhaug, Eighty Pound Pug, Andy Ortmann, Jörg Piringer, Cecilie Bjorgas Jordheim, Allan Revich and Andre Borges. Continue reading

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Rasaka

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Concert recording from Rødbrygga, Inderøy, April 2013. Maja S. K. Ratkje (voice and live electronics) with the trio SAKA: Kristoffer Berre Alberts (saxophones), Jon Rune Strøm (double bass), Dag Erik Knedal Andersen (drums). CD and Vinyl. Mixed by Lasse Marhaug.

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Oh No Love, You’re Not Alone

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Bowie in a new and different kind of wrapping! The project presents newly composed music based on David Bowies concept album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” from 1972. The works are written and … Continue reading

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