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Wach auf! (NO)

Ballade:
Natt til 1. mai er det igjen duket for rød natt og revolusjonær musikk på Tranen når POING og Maja Ratkje byr på musikk fra tysk mellomkrigstid. Continue reading

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Maja åpnet musikkfestuka (NO)

Avisa Nordland: Med “Nordlandsnetter” åpnet Maja Ratkje årets musikkfestuke. – “Nordlandsnetter” blir aldri det samme etter dette, sa sjefen for Nordland Musikkfestuke, Rolf-Cato Raade etter fremføringen til trondheimsjenta, som sammen med crossovergruppen Poing utførte kjenningsmelodien. Se video! Av Pål Guttormsen. … Continue reading

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Gi meg de rene og ranke på Bygdøy (NO)

Kulturspeilet:
Når Rudolf Nilsens dikt Revolusjonens Røst ble slynget ut over Bygdøy i ettermiddag, var det ikke til å komme forbi at det oppsto et lite øyeblikk av forbløffelse blant de frammøtte på utendørskonserten på Holocaust-senteret (Villa Grande). Continue reading

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Northern Lights

Washington Post Express:
Ratkje’s vibrant vocal fluctuations can make Bjork sound like an “American Idol” candidate. “I like to use the limits of what is possible with the voice,” Ratkje said, which includes whistles, growls, clicks and whisper-to-a-scream exhalations.
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POING and Maja Ratkje in Washington

Ground and Sky: Today I went to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, which I never knew existed until now, for a performance by Norweigian vocalist/composer/improvisor Maja Ratkje, alongside the accordion/sax/bass trio POING. I went with a friend … Continue reading

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Planet POING

POING started playing together in 1999, and has since then been one of the most interesting ensembles for contemporary music in Scandinavia, with more then 40 first performances by European and Asian composers. This CD contains new music by Maja … Continue reading

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No Title Performance and Sparkling Water

2001-03; dur: 120′; An opera for SPUNK, POING, 2 perc., folk singer, tenor, mezzo, three actors, tango dancers and electronics An opera in two parts, directed by Siw Merethe Mikalsen. Texts in English from the Nag Hammadi Library, edited by … Continue reading

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Rondo – Bastard – Overture – Explosion

2004; dur: 17′; Accordion, alto sax and double bass
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Giants of Jazz

POING is Rolf-Erik Nystrøm on saxophones, Frode Haltli on accordion and Håkon Thelin on double bass. This is the debut album of the charming and virtuoso trio often described as the ‘enfant terribles’ of Norwegian contemporary music. POING works with … Continue reading

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No Title Performance and Sparkling Water reviews (in English, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian)

“One interesting aspect was that the musicians – all of whom were technically very accomplished – played both on and off stage and were, indeed, much more part of the action than in conventional opera.” “One of the more interesting parts was based on a well-known Negro spiritual/jazz number and a subsequent section had a strong French café society influence.” Continue reading

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No Title Tango and Milonga

NTTAM

2003; dur: 5’30″; Accordion, alto sax and double bass Continue reading

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essential extensions

ES

1999; dur: 10′; Accordion, alto sax and double bass; Score at nb.no Continue reading

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