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Intim fantasmagori da Motorpsycho og Maja S. K. Ratkje jubilerte for Rune Grammofon (NO)

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Ballade.no: (…) Pionér? Kanskje. Emosjonelt? Absolutt. Prøvende? Definitivt. For selv om man kommer forberedt til en opptreden fra Norges mest anerkjente vokalkunstner, kan man ikke riktig forberede seg på hvordan opptredenen vil utarte seg, på akkurat denne siste, nitriste høstdagen, … Continue reading

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The Sound of Science featuring Jeffrey Zeigler

SoundOfScience

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

MajaPOINGCosmopolite

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)

MajaogRoffe

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)

MajaAasne

- 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

Jeffrey

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)

MajaRatkjeBlitz

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

vannklang

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

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Now she smiles – No, she doesn’t

Sud

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

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Sult/Hunger

MajaSultVogn

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)

MajaRollingStone

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. Continue reading

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Noise and the Voice: exploring the thresholds of vocal transgression

NoiseinandasMusic

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

Hanne

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

Maja2

2017; dur: 15′; Performance Continue reading

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