Rökkur, the Icelandic word for twilight, invites you into the sound world of Icelandic award winning ensemble Nordic Affect and the Norwegian Maja S. K. Ratkje, who is at the forefront of the musical avant-garde. Rökkur originates in a workshop between performing composer Ratkje and the ensemble and is set to reveal shades of various noise and timbre, where Maja blends her own extended vocals with the sound of the acoustic baroque timbers of Nordic Affect, everything treated and blended in real-time by the cyborgic electronic extensions of Ratkjes live-instrument.
Maja S. K. Ratkje, voice and live electronics
Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, baroque violin
Guðrún Hrund Harðardóttir, baroque viola
Hanna Loftsdóttir, baroque cello
Guðrún Óskarsdóttir, harpsichord
S. K. Ratkje
Rökkur (2019) 60’
Nordic Affect is supported by Reykjavik Culture Fund and The Icelandic Music Fund.This event is supported by the PULS project.