Category Archives: Albums

ANTITHESIS: Contemporary Saxophone Music

Michele Bianchini – saxophone Composers: Andrea Nicoli, Anna Clyne, Antonio Agostini, Maja S. K. Ratkje, Malin Bång, Mark Andre, Olga Neuwirth, Salvatore Sciarrino. On this album: ØX Published by Da Vinci Classics 2023

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Motorpsycho Tribute Series Volume 1

Volume 1 double LP version out spring 2023.Volume 2 double LP version out autumn 2023.Volumes 1 & 2 double CD version out autumn 2023. released February 13, 2023 On this album: Blueberry Daydream, performed by Blåbærtoppen Spelemannslag MOTORPSYCHO TRIBUTE SERIES … Continue reading

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Various Artists: “The Border”

“Bocian Records presents a compilation with recordings from few of his favorite artists who were kind enough to agree to make their work available to support the Border Group.For almost a year, the whole responsibility for helping refugees on the … Continue reading

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MM∞XX Vol.1 & 2m

21 tracks based on recordings by 33 artists, among them Maja S. K. Ratkje. Released November 2022. Label: Cellule 75 Music and Art Direction by Marc RichterMastering by Rashad BeckerPaintings by Bora Baskan Link to album on Bandcamp

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Titina

Music for the film with the same title. Sound track to the great animation movie Titina by Kåre Chr. Vestrheim. “Je Cherche Après Tititine (Titina in the Street)” and “Je Cherche Après Tititine (Titina´s Musical Trip Version)” featuring Ratkje as … Continue reading

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Villa Parafina

Album by Hasse Farmen. Released 2022. Maja contributes on theremin to the track Spøkelsesby and on title track, Villa Parafina (del 2). Link to album on Bandcamp.

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Danse Macabre (CD)

Released August 26, 2022, on Bandcamp and CD. Label: SANNTIDSMUSIKK · SATIMU 008 Free improvised chaos at Podium, Oslo, 16 June 2009.Recorded by Kjetil Hanssen.Editing, mastering and artwork by Lasse Marhaug.Executive producer: Petter Flaten Eilertsen. Maja wishes to thank Per … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Creation

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 … Continue reading

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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. … 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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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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Being for the Benefit of Kafé Hærverk!

Record link (on Bandcamp only) This compilation contains 8 hours of genuine never before released music from 64 contributers. Supporting Kafé Hærverk maintain a scene for experimental music in Oslo, it’s also a unique opportunity to dive into a small … Continue reading

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Echo Chamber 3.0/Ekkokammer 3.0

Echo Chamber 3.0 is a concert performance for the ear, by Maja S. K. Ratkje written for Trondheim Voices in 2020. The piece is a continuation of Ekkokammer 2.0 which is a staged performance, premiered in 2015. The album is … Continue reading

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Maja S. K. Ratkje: Works for String Orchestra

Pictures From a Sinking City was commissioned by the Trondheim Soloists, and had its world premiere in Trondheim on 30 January, 2020. Tale of Lead and Frozen Light exists in two versions: one for a string quartet, Tale of Lead … Continue reading

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Corona lockdown concert for TUSK Festival 2020

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 to concert film as streamed at TUSK Virtual Oct 7th 2020 given upon … 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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