Author Archives: Maja Ratkje

Considering Icarus

2021; dur: 19′; Tbn solo and small orchestra; Score at Wise Music Classical Continue reading

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Songs by Radka Toneff for orchestra

2021; dur: 14′; Solo voice and guitar, 3-2-2-2, 4-3-3-1, timp, 2 perc, harp, pno, strings; For score and parts rental, contact Ratkje Continue reading

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Finnskogutstillingen 40 år

Catalogue for Finnskogutstillingen’s 40 years’ anniversary. Includes CD with music by Christian Eggen, Anders Jormin, Sinikka Langeland and Ratkje/Haltli. Released 2021 by Finnskogutstillingen. On this album: Uten tittel (Musikk til glass og stål) by Frode Haltli and Maja S. K. … Continue reading

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5 skiver som har inspirert Maja S. K. Ratkjes nye album Vannstand (NO)

Tigernet.no: Vannstand er en hyllest til de langsomt pulserende tidevannskiftene langs Norskekysten. I dette verket har ungdommer fått mulighet til å reflektere rundt og svare musikalsk om forholdet sitt til kysten, vannet og havet. Vi har tatt en prat med … Continue reading

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A Special Moment In Norwegian Music: Vriompeis 2021 Reviewed

photo by Maja S. K. Ratkje, from outside BLÅ on the concert day The Quietus: (…)On day two, the internationally acclaimed composer Maja Ratkje is headlining with a noise show. It’s still 40 people sitting on barstools. A person in … Continue reading

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Motvind i ansiktet, spunk i ryggen (NO)

Salt Peanuts: Det siste tolvte punktet på dagsorden for denne sjette Motvind-festivalen er en konsert med improvisasjonskvartetten SPUNK. Lene Grenager på cello, Kristin Andersen på trompet og blokkfløyter, Hild Sofie Tafjord på valthorn og elektronikk og Maja S. K. Ratkje … Continue reading

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To The Surface / Til overflaten

2021; Permanent 6 channel sound installation Continue reading

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Maja S. K. Ratkje hever stemmen (NO)

Main feature in Jazznytt #257 Vinter 2021 Order at https://jazznytt.jazzinorge.no/

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Avant Joik: Live in Bergen reviews (in English and Chilean)

Loop: Avant Joik is the collaborative project of Norwegian Maja S. K. Ratkje on vocals and live electronics, Swedish Katarina Barruk on vocals and joik, and Finn Matti Aikio on live visuals. At first I thought that joik was an … Continue reading

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Full Moon reviews CTM (CZ)

Jan Starý, www.fullmoonzine.cz, 2019 Na obrovském projekčním plátně se jen lehce čeří voda. Přichází Maja Ratkje, dýchá, syčí, prská do mikrofonu a skládá z těch drobných zvuků členité, ale decentní a barvou vlastně obyčejné plochy. Připojuje se Katarina Barruk s … Continue reading

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Interview in Loop (in English and Chilean)

by Guillermo Escudero. Published at www.loop.cl May 2021 Maja S. K. Ratkje with her wide expressive range through her voice, this one becomes the main instrument and electronics are an extension of it and it is not only to accompany, … Continue reading

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Vannstand reviews (in English, Czech, Chilean)

Loop: (…) In Norway, as in other countries, the sea level has risen as a result of climate change. Ratkje declares: “Sometimes you find yourself playing something that grows stronger and stronger, or sounds bigger and bigger. Sea levels may … Continue reading

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Simplicissimus

2021; dur: 2 x 60′; Theatre by Tormod Lindgren and Knut Nærum with music by Ratkje/POING Continue reading

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Avant Joik: Live in Bergen

2021; dur: 40′; Voices and live electronics; Co-composed by Katarina Barruk and trad. Continue reading

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Avant Joik: Live in Bergen

Bergen Kunsthall: «Live in Bergen» captures Avant Joik’s two amazing concerts during the opening weekend of Joar Nan- go’s Festival Exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall in 2020. The album is based on the recordings from two con- certs held at Landmark, … Continue reading

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Vannstand

Motvind records: ’Vannstand’ (Sea Level) is a tribute to the slowly pulsating tidal shifts along the length of the Norwegian coastline. In Vannstand children are given the opportunity to reflect and respond musically to their relationship with the coast, the … Continue reading

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20 Norwegian Piano Miniatures

Twenty piano miniatures by some of the most trendsetting composers in Norway around the year 2000 — it has been a joy to be able to be part of it! This project was initiated by Viktor Mjøen of the music … Continue reading

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Works for String Orchestra, other reviews in Norwegian

photo by Marte Haltli Ukens anbefaling (Spellemann spesial): Maja S.K. Ratkje – Works for String Orchestra av Ola Nordahl 13.02.21, Musikkskriverier Det pågår noe så sjeldent som en liten estetisk debatt (eller krangel om du vil) i det norske samtidsmusikkmiljøet … Continue reading

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Interview in TQ Zine

by Rory Carr, TQ38/39/40, a TUSK Virtual special triple issue, published Jan 2021 “It’s hard to keep up the mood and inspiration in these times, but it helps to keep myself busy with taking on unfinished tasks and being flexible … Continue reading

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Corona lockdown concert for TUSK Festival 2020 reviewed in TQ Zine

by Rory Carr, TQ38/39/40, a TUSK Virtual special triple issue, published Jan 2021 “There’s a clichéd joke about watching live electronic music shows which says you might as well be watching someone read their emails. The physical gestures required to … Continue reading

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