Monday, July 21, 2008

River Mouth Echoes

Don't forget that Maja Ratkje's album "River Mouth Echoes" is out (since this spring) (Tzadik 2008). It contains 6 works written between 1997 and 2005. Partners in crime are (among others) Frode Haltli, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, Torben Snekkestad, Christian Eggen, Oslo Sinfonietta and John Zorn (executive producer). I'm not going to pretend that I own a language to evaluate, and describe this music more than the usual "I like it, check it out". I would prefer some more vocals, and more noisy impro, but that's my problem (I think). Maja Ratkje is composer in residence at Nordland Music Festival, Bodø, Norway 1.-10. august.

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