Author name: Maja Ratkje

Focus Foucault Foccacia / Malleus Maleficarum Maximum

by Solveig Kjelstrup & Maskinanlegg / Maja Ratkje & Bjørn Hatterud Released August 26, 2022 on Bandcamp and CD. Label: SANNTIDSMUSIKK · SATIMU 009 All music composed and performed by Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje & Bjørn Hatterud.Cover concept by Helene Rickhard.Photography by Fin Serck-Hanssen.Layout by Lasse Marhaug.Executive producers: Petter Flaten Eilertsen & Kjetil Hanssen. Originally

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Alpha Classics: “Forty years have passed since Gidon Kremer created a little musical oasis in the Austrian town of Lockenhaus in 1981. The violinist’s open-minded attitude has left its mark on this event, which has become a must in the concert calendar, and the cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, who took up the torch in 2012, continues

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Maja S. K. Ratkje in conversation with Ragnhild Eskeland Wesenberg

A Norwegian composer and musician, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, has a highly productive career to look back on. Not that it’s over any time soon; it has still only just begun. In this episode she gives us a glimpse into her world, accompanied by excerpts from a recent project with Katarina Barruk: ‘Avant Joik’. Link

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National Anthems reviews (in German)

Hessischer Rundfunk: (…)Die Norwegerin Maja Ratkje hat vorn mitgesungen, mitgeflötet, Geräusche produziert, gejault, gepiepst, geknarzt, mit Plastikfolie geraschelt, und das Ensemble Modern hat ihr Stück National Anthems gespielt. Acht unterschiedliche Länder und Nationalhymnen haben wir dabei kennengelernt, die es alle nicht gibt. (…) Ratkje hat die Künstliche Intelligenz für sich arbeiten lassen. Ein Computerprogramm hat

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Interview in Chain D.L.K.

By Vito Camarretta May 4, 2021 “What could be more natural than kids making sounds as part of a composition that’s about our own future?”. By these words, the brilliant composer Maja S.K.Ratjke introduced the idea of giving voice to the inheritors of our world for the project “Vannstand” (Norwegian for ‘sea level’), a project

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Hugs and Bugs

Clean Feed Records: “Hugs and Bugs” is the product of the compositional mind of saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts, whom the notes of this album indicate as its initiator, curator, editor and producer, with the help of electronics visionary Lasse Marhaug. Alberts and Marhaug aren’t among the players reunited for the Block Ensemble, but their presence

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

Eugeniusz Rudnik – Studio Eksperymentalne Polskiego Radia / Polish Radio Experimental Studio Jeg var så heldig at jeg fikk arbeide med den polske pioneren Rudnik (1932-2016) på invitasjon fra Warzsawa de siste årene før han gikk bort. Det beste med musikken er at den er så tøylesløs. Han leker med alt fra feltopptak av underholdningsfjernsyn

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