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BABEL

A compositional investigation of musical languages and conversation. Is the myth of BABEL about God creating communicative discord to control man, or was the intent to nurture fertile diversity?A disruption of a self-perpetuating echo chamber, to stimulate a more varied and complex perspective of the world.Maybe she wanted to show us that we will find […]

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RÖKKUR

Øra Fonogram announces the worldwide release of RÖKKUR, the joint album of Norwegian composer and performer Maja S. K. Ratkje and Icelandic ensemble Nordic Affect (Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Marie Stockmarr Becker, Hanna Loftsdóttir, Guðrún Óskarsdóttir). RÖKKUR on Bandcamp RÖKKUR on streaming other services (pre-save before Nov. 10) What is ‘rökkur’? ‘Rökkur’ is the Icelandic word

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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 Polish-Belarusian border lies on the shoulders of local residents, volunteers and a few non-governmental organizations.Border

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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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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, Bergen Kunsthall on 4 Sep- tember 2020 and presents for the first time the groundbreaking

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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 request from those who buy the album. All music composed and performed by Maja S.

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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 gallery «OSL contemporary» in Oslo, November 2017. The three graphics were shown together with earphones

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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 has worked with one designer exclusively for 20 years and 200 releases. The exclusivity was

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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 locally. In 2012, the piece was adapted for a performance at the Town Hall of

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