RATKJE, MAJA S. K.

SULT (RUNE GRAMMOFON)

RATKJE, MAJA S. K. - SULT 131930
Format:
1 LP
Release:
08.03.2019
Label:
RUNE GRAMMOFON
Kat.-Nr.:
131930
Barcode:
7033660032046
Composed, performed, mixed and produced by Maja S. K. Ratkje Based upon Ratkje's music created for the ballet "Sult" ("Hunger") by profiled director Jo Stromgren for the Norwegian National Ballet, this is a departure from records and live settings normally associated with Maja S.

K. Ratkje, as we find her placed behind a modified, wiggly and out of tune pump organ, singing songs and improvising.

Metal tubes, PVC tubes and a wind machine were built into the organ; guitar strings, a bass string, a resin thread, metal and glass percussion and a bow are also utilized.

With little or no previous experience, she had to learn to play the thing live, using both hands and feet at the same time as singing.

Maja played live on stage during every performance, but later modified and recorded the music especially for this record, with Frode Haltli co-producing.

It's a freestanding document, an entity of its own, but the atmosphere is very much the same as in the play: the dusty city of Kristiania in the 19th century, the street noises and the sounds.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THIS WONDROUS CITY
  • 1.2. AND NOT A SOUND LEFT MY THROAT
  • 1.3. THE BOUNCING MOVEMENT MY FOOT MAKES EVERY TIME MY PULSE STRIKES
  • 1.4. A GLIDING SOUND SUCH AS THIS
  • 1.5. A WOODCHIP TO CHEW ON
  • 1.6. EYES LIKE RAW SILK, ARMS OF AMBER
  • 1.7. A WHITE LIGHTHOUSE IN A MUDDY SEA OF HUMANS WHERE WRECKS FLOATED ABOUT
  • 1.8. I SENSE MY SHOES AS A SLOWLY WHIZZING TONE TOWARDS ME
  • 1.9. KRISTIANIA