Category Archives: Albums

Corona lockdown concert for TUSK Festival 2020

Still photo from concert film by Marte Ingeborg Haltli and Elias Habbestad Kjelsås. Composed and performed for TUSK Virtual 2020. Part 1 of 2. Maja S. K. Ratkje is using voice and live electronics (with software by Øyvind Brandtsegg). Link … Continue reading

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Selected Solo Works, Vol. 1

First album in Frode Haltli’s tripple solo release on Svartskog Music Production (SMP) Three very different works for solo accordion: Edison Denisov’s masterpiece ‘Des ténèbres à la lumière’ (1995), and two first recordings: James Dillon’s ‘Two Studies’ (2002) and Maja … Continue reading

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MARA

Important Records: “Maja S. K. Ratkje is at the forefront of the musical avant-garde. Her music is bold, original and it is meant for sharing. At its heart lies Ratkje’s own voice, an open door to her individual musicianship and … Continue reading

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Atlantis, Utopia & Ulvedrømmer

Cellist Marianne Baudouin Lie’s solo album on Particular Recordings. Atlantis, Utopia and Ulvedrømmer is a project where cellist Marianne Baudouin Lie plays works for solo cello and her own voice. These works explore speech and the singing voice as an … Continue reading

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HUS

The well-known visual artist Hanne Borchgrevink presents her project that questions how a picture can be described by sound, so that the listener and observer can experience the connection between picture and sound. The work was originally presented inn the … Continue reading

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The Beauty That Still Remains

“I had an occasional flash of understanding, but then got selfishly wrapped up again in my own problems and pleasures,” is a quote from Anne Frank’s diary, the book on which The Beauty That Still Remains is based. These are … Continue reading

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Everything is gonna be alright

Maja S. K. Ratkje: A Dismantled Ode To The Moral Value Of Art · Lasse Thoresen: Land of your love · Georg Friedrich Haas: Hertervig-Studien Aurora: “Sometimes you come across music that you think you have never heard before. As … Continue reading

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Sult

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Based upon Ratkje’s music created for the ballet Sult (Hunger) by profiled director Jo Strømgren for the Norwegian National Ballet, this is a departure from records and live settings normally associated with Maja S. K. Ratkje as a solo performer, … Continue reading

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Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots

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Album by Trondheim EMP. Øyvind Brandtsegg’s project explores cross-adaptive processing as a radical intervention in the communication between performing musicians. Digital audio analysis and processing techniques are used to enable features of one sound to inform the processing of another. … Continue reading

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Let’s Put It To Music: 20 Years Of Rune Grammofon

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Rune Grammofon: “It´s no secret that Rune Grammofon founder Rune Kristoffersen is a big admirer of labels like Blue Note, Impuls, ECM, 4AD and Factory, to mention some labels with strong visual identities. But we can´t recall another label that … Continue reading

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The Sound of Science featuring Jeffrey Zeigler

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The Sound of Science is a concert and album presenting eight pieces of music by seven celebrated composers. Written for amplified cello and electronics, all pieces will be performed by world–renowned cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, long time member of Kronos Quartet, … Continue reading

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Polish Radio Experimental Studio Revisited 1998-2018

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Given away to subscribers of The Wire issue 413 July 2018. The PRES project is organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence. Continue reading

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ENID BLYTON – Fünf Freunde Erzählen Kindergeschichten

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Fluxus release which include work by Ditterich von Euler-Donnersperg, Wataru Kasahara, C. Mehrl Bennett, Maja S. K. Ratkje and Polizei-Diensthund Hjuler. Exists in three more or less extremely limited different versions. Also cassette! Continue reading

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Snydelig

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Album for kids (and grown-ups!) by the Norwegian duo Meg og kammeraten min. Featuring The Norwegian Radio Orcheastra, The Norwegian Girls’ Choir, Maja S. K. Ratkje (on theremin) and others. Continue reading

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Das Kepler-452b-Pre-Sequel

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Fluxus release which include work by Maja S. K. Ratkje, Jonathan Meese and Kommissar Dionysos und Ariadne. Exists in four(?) more or less extremely limited different versions: Maja S. K. Ratkje / Jonathan Meese / Kommissar Dionysos und Ariadne – Die … Continue reading

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Gonimoblast Live – with Maja S.K Ratkje and Arve Henriksen

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Gonimoblast, the ever-inventive sonic, electronic and jazz-inspired improvisers, led by dynamic bassist and composer Chris Mapp, are to release a double live album featuring striking guest performances from leading Norwegian vocalist Maja S. K. Ratkje and renowned trumpeter Arve Henriksen. … Continue reading

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Variations over Variations

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The Norwegian Radio Orchestra with brand new Norwegian music! Alfred Janson, Knut Vaage, Maja S. K. Ratkje and Jan Erik Mikalsen have written for the orchestra, including a brand new trumpet concerto. Variations over Variations presents four Norwegian composers and … Continue reading

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Still Eating Ginger Bread for Breakfast – The 20th Anniversary Concert

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Rune Grammofon: “Formed in 1995, SPUNK comprises four of Norway’s most innovative musicians: Maja S. K. Ratkje, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lene Grenager and Kristin Andersen. The quartet combine talents that range from vocal experiments, instrumental virtuosity, impulsive improvisation and a … Continue reading

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And sing…

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Booklet text (Norwegian below): Could the act of composing include my sound as a voice performer? The two works on this album are two different answers to this question. From the moment I started to compose new classical music I … Continue reading

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Focus Foucault Foccachia

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Cassette release by Solveig Kjelstrup & Maskinanlegg Continue reading

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