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Ekkokammer 2.0 by Maja S.K. Ratkje and Trondheim Voices

The voice is a unique instrument, inevitably connected to the body. Everybody has a voice – that can be shared and interpreted among all who can hear. A voice can soothe or shake, in recognition or provocation. Never boring! The music of the vocal cords has direct access to the human soul. Ekkokammer 2.0 is all about what it means to have a voice, metaphorically as well as physically. What do you wish to express with your voice? The singers’ own answers and thoughts to this question comes through in this piece. All spoken text is exact transcriptions from interviews with performers in Trondheim Voices, but the lines are spread among the singers, and we no longer remember who said what in the first place. But that doesn’t matter now.

The performance have played in theatres and festivals throughout Norway to raving reviews.
(Read Adressaavisa’s 6 starred review here: adresseavisen-20150928 EKKOkammer 2.0).

In addition to being one of today’s most celebrated Scandinavian contemporary composers, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje uses her voice as the main instrument in and of itself. Learn more about Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje by clicking here or read Maja’s thoughts on the project here: Programtekst Ekkokammer 2.0.

Ekkokammer is also poetry. Find more info on the book “Av og til så kan det bli kunst” by Maja Ratjke and Trondheim Voices published by Trondheim Beijing by clicking here.

Autumn 2020 Echo Chamber was released on MNJ Records. Reed more here.


Video: Ole Martin Wold


Photo: Christina Undrum


Photo: Christina Undrum


Photo: Christina Undrum


Photo: Christina Undrum

Photo: Christina Undrum