Maja S. K. Ratkje

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Years: 1973

Place of birth: Trondheim, Norway

"This is my philosophy of life that limitation makes you an artist. If you think deeply about all the musicians, artists, writers… they were always a limitation in their lives - physically, socially - something that when you cannot tolerate and you start creating something to willow that pain.”
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She is a Norwegian composer and performer. All the time, the aim of her works is to communicate with the audience. She does not have a specific style because she wants to move away from the boundaries that limit her art. Her works are written in a very precise way, but are open to the diversity that collaboration with other artists offers. Depending on these collaborations, she decides which sound tools to use in order to transmit what she wants.

Her music has been performed worldwide by artists such as the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, Oslo Sinfonietta, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Sinfonieorchester, Quatuor Renoir, Engegård Quartet, Red Note Ensemble, Andreas Borregaard, Stephen Menotti, Marianne Beate Kielland, SPUNK, Frode Haltli, POING and many more.