- RT @majaratkje: #BandCampFriday starts in 1 minute, and perhaps it's time to check out the award winning work I released on SMP? (… https://t.co/ptQm2MjRGw
- RT @skribente: Noen hadde det gøy for tusen år siden. Abbey of Sainte Foy, Conques, France, c. 1050 https://t.co/Rj7bG2yfja
- RT @MathunaeseMedia: There are over 300 public spaces in the country and about 40 private spaces on the island.
- #BandCampFriday starts in 1 minute, and perhaps it's time to check out the award winning work I released on SMP? (… https://t.co/ptQm2MjRGw
- Verd å lese. https://t.co/4YHDENysa0
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Category Archives: on Maja in English
That Hid: Movement: a musical term yet seldom does one truly get a sense of movement, as in aliveness, that one witnesses in our natural, or “real” world in art — that beautiful sense of chaotic activity of the kinetic … Continue reading
One of the things that’s made me such a huge fan of experimental Norwegian vocalist and composer Maja S.K. Ratkje is that she doesn’t subscribe to any kind of hierarchy concerning the various styles and approaches she deals with. Continue reading
Release text by Hild Borchgrevink. In Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje’s musical atmosphere the weather can change in a split second. The dynamics of the music range between extreme objectivity and control, and equally extreme spontaneity. Clear, sharp contrasts frequently form … Continue reading
-In my opinion, music is so far from language, it is actually incorrect to say that music is a language of it’s own. It is entirely different by nature. Language is however connected to the way we look at scores, and the academia on music is often so connected to the way music is represented in language/score that sound is often forgotten. Continue reading
Maja Ratkje once again favourably reviewed by Pitchfork media. More than a benign creator she is one who lets things come to uncoveredness, and as such she contributes something eerie indeed, a spyglass to a parallel world. Continue reading
Washington Post Express:
Ratkje’s vibrant vocal fluctuations can make Bjork sound like an “American Idol” candidate. “I like to use the limits of what is possible with the voice,” Ratkje said, which includes whistles, growls, clicks and whisper-to-a-scream exhalations.
Chicago Reader: Norwegian sound artist Maja Ratkje threw it into overdrive in 2005. Fe-mail, her noise duo with Hild Sofie Tafjord, released its best and broadest album, Voluptuous Vultures (PsychForm), on which Ratkje’s otherworldly vocal improvisations and Tafjord’s blubbery French … Continue reading
“However, at the fringes of the paradigm there are artists hard at work with changing our conception of music at its deepest level. Norwegian composer and performer Maja Ratkje is one such artist to be reckoned with. One of the most exiting and unsettling forces in contemporary music today, she consistently exposes the conventionalism of music as it is commonly conceived and never seizes to disturb anyone who will listen.” Continue reading
New York Times:
Perhaps the most exciting act on the bill is Fe-mail … Continue reading
Edvard Grieg, eat your bonbons filled with snow! Continue reading
The contemporary music world and the noise world are both a kind of subculture, but it is still rare for them to meet as they do in Ratkje. Her preoccupation with “sound” – sound for its own sake, rather than aesthetic principles in a more academic sense – makes her own listening and creating unusually all-embracing. Continue reading
MIC: Vital and energetic composer/performer Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje receives an Award of Distinction in the digital musics category at this year’s Prix Ars Electronica. 11.06.2003 | By: Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Maja Ratkje’s 2002 Rune Grammofon album Voice has earned … Continue reading
The Wall Street Journal Europe:
Ms. Ratkje has a thriving solo career, but she is … Continue reading
MIC: “Voice” is the title given to Maja Ratkje’s new solo-record – a release that’s set to establish her as one of Norway’s foremost crossover artists. Contemporary, avantgarde, electronica, noise and free improvisational vocal antics are just some of the … Continue reading