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På musikalske premisser. En samtale med Maja S. K. Ratkje (NO)

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Maja S. K. Ratkje är kompositören och musikern som ständigt är aktuell med nya kompositioner, konserter, samarbeten, plater, böcker och installationer. Hon engagerar sig politiskt för miljön och för jämlikhet i musikbranschen, bl. a. med boken Eksperimentell kvinneglam. Vi tog … Continue reading

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PåTirsdag i dialog med Maja S. K. Ratkje (NO)

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Radio Revlots program PåTirsdag dro ut for å snakke med samtidskomponist/utøver Maja Ratkje i forkant av hennes konsert på Dokkhuset 05. september. “Vi prater om hvordan man får inspirasjon til å skrive, om politiske ytringer i kunsten, samt tanker rundt … Continue reading

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Maja S. K. Ratkje: dialog z publicznością (PL)

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- Choć komponuję muzykę do filmów, nie nazwałabym jej “filmową”. Nie chcę tworzyć ustalonej wcześniej opowieści. Wolę, żeby odbiorca ułożył sobie wszystko sam – Maja S. K. Ratkje w rozmowie z Józefem Poznarem. Na koncert artystki zapraszamy do Klubu festiwalowego … Continue reading

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A Highway In State Space

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2018; dur: 15′; Cello and electronics Continue reading

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Manifest des SPUNK – So tönt die Welt der Maja S.K. Ratkje (DE)

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Über ein Konzert von Maja S.K. Ratkje im Voraus einen Programmtext zu schreiben, ist eigentlich gar nicht möglich. Weder ist ihrer Musik – Ist es „Musik“? – mit einer klassischen Werkbesprechung beizukommen, noch ist klar, in welche Klangregionen die Norwegerin … Continue reading

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Vannklang

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2018; dur: 15′; Flexible ensemble and sound files Continue reading

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Now she smiles – No, she doesn’t

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2018; dur: 45′; Voice, electronics and ensemble Continue reading

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Sult/Hunger

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2018; dur: 45′; Dance performance by Jo Strømgren Sult was premiered at the National Opera and Ballet April 26, 2018. All music composed and performed live by Maja S. K. Ratkje. Costume designer Bregje van Balen. Lighting designer Stephen Rolfe. … Continue reading

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Insel mit Gespenstern (DE)

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Rolling Stone Magazin Feb 2018: Ist das ein Wiegenlied, um ein Kind in der Schlaf zu bringen? Oder wird hier, bei all den unguten Geräuschen unter Melodie, eine erschreckliche Gespenstergeschichte gesungen, eine Moritat, die so tief in die Hirne und … Continue reading

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Snydelig

Snydelig

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. Also on vinyl.

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Noise and the Voice: exploring the thresholds of vocal transgression

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An interview made by Aaron Cassidy, included in the book Noise in and as music, published by University of Huddersfield Press.  

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Aeolian

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2017; dur: 25′; Accordion and ensemble; Installation by Kathy Hinde; Score at nb.no Continue reading

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3 hus

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2017; dur: 3′; Electronic Continue reading

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Reviews (in Norwegian) from the premiere of Revelations (This Early Song)

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En veldig sterk sangsyklus som kanskje sier like mye om hvordan vi mennesker har det idag som hvordan man gikk rundt og pratet på slutten av forrige istid. Det har en vakker og poetisk tekst av Aasne Linnestå, som har … Continue reading

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Revelations (This Early Song)

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2017; dur: 55′; Mezzo and string quartet; Text by Aasne Linnestå; Score at nb.no Continue reading

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The White Stallion

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2017; dur: 15′; Performance 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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Newly published old work for choir

Check link, and order score if interested!  

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Will Not Split

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The Sound Projector: Two more cassettes from Kassettkultur are by Maja Ratkje and Bjørn Hatterud, both made at the same time and only ever sold together as a pair; “will not split” is the familiar rallying cry of antique dealers … Continue reading

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“And Sing…” reviews in Norwegian

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Sangen er så sentral at en får inntrykk av at sangen selv tidvis tar bolig i instrumentariet i Oslo Sinfonietta. Og da synger alt! Continue reading

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