with Maja S. K. Ratkje


The voice as an instrument



18th to 20th of March

From: 10:00 to 14:00                                                                                             Fee: 950 NOK                                                       Registration:

At: Skuespillersenter - Welhavensgate 1

Open to artists in all fields

The voice and the body is inseparable units, and Maja S. K. Ratkje has explored the voice's physical possibilities over two decades. The way we think music is strongly connected to the physicality of sound and the room in which music communicates.


By changing known parameters and guiding the participants towards new ways of exploring and listening to the human voice, Ratkje seeks to expand knowledge of composition and music, and provide new tools for the use of voice.

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje is a composer and performer graduated at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo. Her music is performed worldwide by performers such as: Klangforum Wien, Oslo Sinfonietta, The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Fretwork, TM+, Cikada and Bozzini string quartets, Quatuor Renoir, crashEnsemble, Pearls for Swine Experience, Torben Snekkestad, Marianne Beate Kielland, SPUNK, Frode Haltli, POING and others.


Ratkje has received the following awards: International Rostrum of Composers in Paris, Nowegian Edvard prize, second prize at the Russolo Foundation, Norwegian Arne Nordheim prize, distinction Award at Prix Ars Eletronica and in 2013 she is nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize. 


Ratkje has been composer in residence at several worldwide festivals and she is active as singer and performer.




Worksession in 2014/15 is in collaboration with Norsk Skuespillersenter


Acts Practices: All rights reserved


Photos by: Monika Sobczak, Ellen Palmeira, Daniel Castelo Branco, Veronica Pajaro, Daniel Cabrera, Luanda Caja, Fernanda Branco

Logo: Gustavo Duarte


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