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From the Archives: Maja Ratkje at Other Minds Festival 12 (2006)


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(l to r) Charles Amirkhanian, Maja Ratkje, Joëlle Leandre, and Per Nørgard during a panel discussion at Other Minds 12, 2006 [Photo: John Fago]

In preparation of OM's 20th Anniversary Festival (OM 20), we will be highlighting past festival composers and recordings featured on our site over the next couple of months.

Maja S. K. Ratkje is a Norwegian composer and performer, well known for her versatility as a musician and vocalist. Read more about Maja and her work HERE.

Listen to some of Ratkje's pieces recorded at OM 12:

Gagaku Variations performed by the Del Sol String Quartet and Frode Haltli.
Essential Extensions
performed by Scandanavian trio POING.

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