Author name: Maja Ratkje

Divine Supplication

TRACKLIST: Nobilis Humilis East Tennessee Perfect Matrimony I Bowed Divine Supplication (feat. Maja S. K. Ratkje) S’on Me Regarde Avoiding Friction Bell, Book, Candle Falling Away A Not-Quite Locked Door LINK TO ALBUM ON BANDCAMP Divine Supplication, Derek Piotr’s new release, is a deeply intimate work wrought from a series of personal tragedies. Yet while

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The Great Bailout

by Moor Mother The Great Bailout is Moor Mother aka Camae Ayewa’s ninth studio album and third with ANTI- Records, with production contributions on various tracks from Mary Lattimore, Lonnie Holley, Vijay Ayer, Angel Bat Dawid, Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty, Aaron Dilloway and more. Called “the poet laureate of the apocalypse,” by Pitchfork, Ayewa’s music contains multitudes of

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MEUF vol. 1

A compilation featuring a small selection of some of the many interesting female voices on the blossoming field of experimental music in the Nordic countries, working in new collaborations. MEUF vol. 1 features:Maja S. K. Ratkje, Hilde Marie Holsen, Nina De Heney, Maria Laurette Friis, Qarin Wikström, Carolyn Goodwin, Nana Pi, Laura Toxværd, Marilyn Mazur,

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All Losses Are Restored

We are happy to present the debut album of the duo Stian Westerhus and Maja S. K. Ratkje, two Norwegian composers and performers known to the international scene through numerous works and albums in various constellations over decades. Released 15 March 2024 Crispin Glover Records. To many of their followers’ big surprise, Stian Westerhus and

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Nordic: A Fragile Hope

For the immersive concert experience Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (Göteborgs Symfoniker) has commissioned orchestral works from five prominent composers from all Nordic countries, Daníel Bjarnason (Iceland), Miho Hazama (Denmark), Mats Larsson Gothe (Sweden), Maja S. K. Ratkje (Norway) and Outi Tarkiainen (Finland). Drawing inspiration from the Nordic nature, each commission in “Nordic – A Fragile Hope”

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Article published in the book A Sound Word Almanac, edited by Bernd Herzogenrath, 2023. To read, order the book at Bloomsbury Academic. This almanac of sound words important to artists and scholars highlights words that expand the way we speak (and write) about sonic experiences. Why write about sound, and how? If sonic philosophy is

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Norwegian Songs, Vol. IV – TIDA VEIT

«Tida veit» er den fjerde utgivelsen i antologien “Norwegian songs”, denne gang med samtidskomponister. Utvalget av sanger har foregått i dialog med komponistene, og de fleste har tilrettelagt arrangementer for stemme, klarinet og strykekvintett – med velvillig støtte fra Norsk komponistforening. INNHOLD: 1 Det finst ei stille by Ståle Kleiberg (b. 1958) / Helge Torvund

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A compositional investigation of musical languages and conversation. Is the myth of BABEL about God creating communicative discord to control man, or was the intent to nurture fertile diversity?A disruption of a self-perpetuating echo chamber, to stimulate a more varied and complex perspective of the world.Maybe she wanted to show us that we will find

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(c)ovid’s metamorphoses

With a wide range of work by sound artists and musicians, writers, filmmakers, photographers, and visual artists, @ovid’s Metamorphoses uses the COVID-19 pandemic and its far-reaching consequences as an instrument for change, artistic and otherwise. A play on experiment across various fields of artistic practice, all featured work revolves around ideas of transmission and inspiration,

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Øra Fonogram announces the worldwide release of RÖKKUR, the joint album of Norwegian composer and performer Maja S. K. Ratkje and Icelandic ensemble Nordic Affect (Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Marie Stockmarr Becker, Hanna Loftsdóttir, Guðrún Óskarsdóttir). RÖKKUR on Bandcamp RÖKKUR on streaming other services Read the great album reviews here. What is ‘rökkur’? ‘Rökkur’ is the

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What it takes

Tracing Arne Nordheim in the digital archives of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) First published in a pamphlet published by Arne Nordheim’s Composer’s Prize 2022, Hild Borchgrevink, editor and translation, with support from Arts Council Norway. The original article in Norwegian Opus 1 In a TV studio, inside a white pavilion scenography, surrounded by dried

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