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23 May - 12:07 pm NZ
Starts at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Sound Lounge this week features a concert from the Norwegian artist Maja Ratkje, who is active as a singer/voice user and electronics player as well as a studio engineer, as a soloist and in groups such as SPUNK and Agrare.
Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, born in 1973 finished composition studies at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo in 2000. Her music has been heard all over Europe as well as in Japan, China, Canada, USA and eastern Russia.
She has received many awards and commissions from throughout the world such as the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris for composers below 30 years of age, the Norwegian Edvard prize (work of the year) twice, second prize at the Russolo Foundation, and in 2001 she was the first composer ever to receive the Arne Nordheim prize.
Ratkje has performed her own music for films, dance and theatre performances, installations, and numerous other projects. In 2003, she played a leading part in her own opera, based on the texts from the Nag Hammadi Library.
In 2005 she performed the voice solo part of her first big work for orchestra, commissioned by Radio France. In 2008, she was composer in residence at Nordland Music Festival in North Norway.
(Source: GUBE Music)
This concert was recorded by Czech Radio
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