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‘dåm’

Article published in the book A Sound Word Almanac, edited by Bernd Herzogenrath, 2023. To read, order the book at Bloomsbury Academic. This almanac of sound words important to artists and scholars highlights words that expand the way we speak (and write) about sonic experiences. Why write about sound, and how? If sonic philosophy is […]

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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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What it takes

Tracing Arne Nordheim in the digital archives of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) First published in a pamphlet published by Arne Nordheim’s Composer’s Prize 2022, Hild Borchgrevink, editor and translation, with support from Arts Council Norway. The original article in Norwegian Opus 1 In a TV studio, inside a white pavilion scenography, surrounded by dried

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Det som skal til (NO)

Et blikk på Nordheim via NRKs digitale arkiv Først publisert i en pamfletten utgitt av Arne Nordheims komponistpris 2022, red. Hild Borchgrevink, støttet av Norsk kulturfond. English translation Opus 1 I et TV-studio, i en hvit kulisse-paviljong, omgitt av chiffongardiner og tørre kvister blir Nordheims opus 1 framført av Den Norske Strykekvartett. Verket er fra

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Etter koronaen (NO)

Tekst skrevet til Da musikken våknet (Absolutt Forlag, 2022) Leste koronaberetningen min igjen, den fra to år tilbake, rett før siste nedstengning av alle scener. En positivistisk holdning i den, tross alt, med en bakenforliggende visshet og forventning om at alt skulle tilbake til normalt igjen. Livet går jo videre, verden beveger seg fra unntakstilstand

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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 · PSYCHONAUT 101Link to album on Bandcamp Side A: MONOLITE – Heartattack Mac (Gebhardt/Ryan/Sæther) 6:22Jonas

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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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Music Unlimited Festival 36

Posted in Free Jazz Blog, Nov 19, 2022 SPUNK. Photo (c) Eckhart Derschmidt “(…) The next performance was by the long-standing outfit in this year’s program. The Norwegian quartet SPUNK (the name comes from Astrid Lindgren’s character Pippi Longstocking who invented the word “spunk” and then spent the day looking for a meaning for the word)

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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 a vocal soloist. Released by Propeller Recordings Oct 2022 and available at streaming services.

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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 Rickhard.Photography by Fin Serck-Hanssen.Layout by Lasse Marhaug.Executive producers: Petter Flaten Eilertsen & Kjetil Hanssen. Originally

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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 concert calendar, and the cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, who took up the torch in 2012, continues

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