Maja Ratkje is a norwegian composer of orchestral and electro-acoustic works. Her art practice is a highly diverse interconnecting project of composition, performance, installation, film, theatre and dance. Born in 1973 in Trondheim, Maja Ratkje studied composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo. She co-founded the group Spunk – an all-female improvisation quartet – during her study, and is a member of Agrare, a performance trio consisting of the noise duo Fe-mail and the Swedish dancer Lotta Melin. Ratkje is also active as a soloist, her first album “Voice” was published in 2002. She collaborates artistically with Jaap Blonk, Joëlle Léandre, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins and Stephen O’Malley. Her compositions are performed worldwide by artists such as Klangforum Wien, Oslo Sinfonietta, The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Fretwork, TM+, Cikada and Vertavo string quartets, Quatuor Renoir, Ticom, crashEnsemble, Pearls for Swine Experience, Torben Snekkestad, Marianne Beate Kielland, Frode Haltli, POING and many more.
appearance at Tuned City
Speaking with Spaces / 10.07.11