Tag Archives: Blonk/Ratkje

Co słychać u Maji Ratkje? (PL)

Nowamuzyka 2006: Jeśli ktoś czytał mój przewodnik po płytach Rune Gramofon, to być może pamięta zachwyt (który absolutnie podtrzymuję) dla solowego krążka Mai Ratkje – “Voice”. Od tego czasu postanowiłem śledzić uważnie wszystkie jej przedsięwzięcia. A jest w czym wybierać … Continue reading

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Post-Human Identities reviews (in English, Dutch and Norwegian)

“At times sounding like two cartoons at the same time, then mating whales, then a whole marching army to end with the amplification of the smallest forms of life. ” “Post-human Identities fremviser det beste eksempelet på musikalsk menneske-data-maskin-interaksjon jeg har hørt siden … vel, Maja Ratkjes soloplate Voice fra 2002.” Continue reading

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Post-Human Identities

Maja Ratkje and Jaap Blonk have been performing and recording together since 2001. Their first release was a cd of acoustic voice duets (, also released on Kontrans). Here they go electronic with their voices still as their primary sound … Continue reading

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Vox ex machina

Curated by Jaap Blonk this is volume 15 in the Leonardo Music Journal CD series. Selections include ‘Kana’ by Tomomi Adachi, ‘O Som Que Circula Nas Veia’ by Americo Jorge M. Rodrigues, excerpt from ‘Mushroom Clouds’ by Christian Bok, ‘Vielleicht’ … Continue reading

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Lyden av for mye energi (NO)

Morgenbladet oppsummerer det omfangsrike Maja Ratkje-året. Støymusikk: Maja Ratkje opererer i et musikkmiljø som i spesielt stor grad er dominert av nerdete menn, og nyter stor anerkjennelse, skriver Svein Egil Hatlevik. Foto: Ellen Lorenzen Det er blitt lett å lage … Continue reading

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MAJAAP reviews (in English, French, Italian, Portugese, Swedish, Norwegian)

“Jaap Blonk has finally met his improvising match in Maja Ratkje. Whereas most improvisors have trouble keeping up with Blonk’s speed and theatrics, Ratkje goads him on and often instigates the pace.” “Ratkje and Blonk shape and pace their improvisations with clarity and agility as well as a palpable sense of fun.” Continue reading

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MAJAAP

Acoustic vocal improvisation by Maja S. K. Ratkje and Jaap Blonk, recorded in Amsterdam, Oslo and Arnhem 2001-2002. Continue reading

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majajaapbergen

2004; Album by Maja S. K. Ratkje and Jaap Blonk; Voice and electronics Continue reading

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Jaap Blonk Vijftig-en-een-half (NL)

KindaMuzik: Blonk, we hebben je zo hard nodig de komende vijftig jaar! 23 december 2003, Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL) Tekst: Remco Takken Publicatiedatum: 07 januari 2004 Altijd heb ik geleefd in de veronderstelling dat stemkunstenaar Jaap Blonk volstrekt alleen stond … Continue reading

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Ratkje/Blonk

2001-02; Album by Maja S. K. Ratkje and Jaap Blonk; Recorded acoustic voices Continue reading

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