Maja S.K. Ratkje

Maja S.K. Ratkje’s music is performed worldwide by performers such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Fretwork, TM+, Mivos and Bozzini string quartets, Quatuor Renoir, crashEnsemble, Pearls for Swine Experience, Torben Snekkestad, Marianne Beate Kielland, Frode Haltli and many others. Portrait concerts with her music have been heard in Toronto and Vienna, and she has been composer in residence at festivals like Other Minds in San Francisco, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Nordland Music Festival, Avanti! Summer Festival, Båstad Chamber Music Festival and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. In 2001 she was the first composer ever to receive the Norwegian Arne Nordheim prize. Her solo album Voice won a Distinction Award at Prix Ars Electronica in 2003. In 2013 she was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize for her vocal work, which includes solo works, the quartet SPUNK (founded in 1995), and collaboration with the trio POING. Ratkje has performed her own music for films, dance and theatre, installations, and numerous other projects. 

photo: from booklet 2L124

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