Category Archives: Mixed media/Vinyl/Other shapes

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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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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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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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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Sult

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

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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ENID BLYTON – Fünf Freunde Erzählen Kindergeschichten

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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Das Kepler-452b-Pre-Sequel

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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Focus Foucault Foccachia

Cassette release by Solveig Kjelstrup & Maskinanlegg Continue reading

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Malleus Maleficarum Maximum

Cassette release by Maja Ratkje & Bjørn Hatterud Continue reading

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Kapital & Moral

The combination of the trio POING and vocalist Maja S. K. Ratkje has been referred to as among the best, boldest and most innovative players in the Norwegian music community. On their new album, “Kapital&Moral”, they present a selection of … Continue reading

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Crepuscular Hour

Crepuscular Hour was originally commissioned for a performance at the Ultima festival 2010 in Uranienborg church, Oslo. The work is composed for three choirs, three pairs of noise musicians and concert organ. All performers surround the audience, and are amplified … Continue reading

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FLUXUS

In the FLUXUS series. Music by Zuzana Husarová, Mama Bär, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Maja S. K. Ratkje & Lasse Marhaug, Eighty Pound Pug, Andy Ortmann, Jörg Piringer, Cecilie Bjorgas Jordheim, Allan Revich and Andre Borges. Continue reading

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Rasaka

Concert recording from Rødbrygga, Inderøy, April 2013. Maja S. K. Ratkje (voice and live electronics) with the trio SAKA: Kristoffer Berre Alberts (saxophones), Jon Rune Strøm (double bass), Dag Erik Knedal Andersen (drums). CD and Vinyl. Mixed by Lasse Marhaug.

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meow nim xluf minus w-moan ulf men equals nixon

In a series of fluxus releases: Agrare (Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje/Hild Sofie Tafjord/Lotta Melin) – Seglet Er Vekk (from performance ”, 2010) Mama Baer – For the Maincontrol Natalie Lauchlan – 65.7N20.3W Hannah Silva – Threshold Barbara Rapp – Kategorie … Continue reading

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Deviate From Balance

John Wiese’s long awaited Deviate From Balance is the artist’s first album since 2011’s Seven Of Wands (PAN). Recorded throughout Europe/UK, Australia, and the US, the album includes scored ensemble pieces including over 20 musicians on each, recorded in Melbourne … Continue reading

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It still haunts me like a good nightmare, and I try in vain to recover the impression

In Roland Barthe’s Mythologies from 1957 he presents his theory on myths, which he believed to be collective conceptions of cultural phenomena constantly retold through objects and actions, until they appear as given and natural. In the exhibition It still … Continue reading

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