The red revolution has a new face in our time. Is it progress or sentimentality? How can we, by caressing old idioms with contemporary lust and energy, suggest an inviting alternative to the egocentric, postmodern capitalism and liberalism? Brecht encouraged to play with and exaggerate the elements used on stage. This involved “stripping the event of its self-evident, familiar, obvious quality and creating a sense of astonishment and curiosity”. By doing so, he hoped to communicate that the audience’s reality is equally constructed and changeable. So, join us in the singing, and never stop changing!
Maja and POING 2011
Planet POING (Jazzaway Records 2006)
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1. Sachiyo Tsurumi (JP): Sushiya 009 (2003) 10:28
2. Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje (NO): Rondo-Bastard-Ouverture-Explotion (2004) 17:22
3. Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje (NO): No title Tango and Milonga (2003) 5:30
4. Áki Ásgeirsson (IS): 435271 (2002) 9:34
5. Jexper Holmen (DE): Tension III: Disembarrass (2002) 9:37
6. Lars Petter Hagen (NO): Kronologi (2004) 6:02
Poings renommé som et av Nordens ledende ensembler innenfor samtidsmusikk står ved lag med denne innspillingen. De musikalske båsene er borte og det ferdige reultatet viser tre musikere som til de grader presenterer nyskapende musikk, signert noen av dagens mest markante komponister, på en fremragende måte.
- Tron Erikson, Smaalenenes Avis
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Giants of Jazz (The Legendary Royal Records 2003)
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1. Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje: essential extensions (1999)
2.-7. Eivind Buene: Seven Types of Ambiguity (2000)
8. Fisk i kjerka (POING)
9.-14.: Knut Olaf Sunde: ("But Brother Ass, there is a whole dimension lacking to what you say. How is it possible to convey this in Oxford English?") (1999-2001)
15. Øyvind Torvund: Giants of Jazz (1999-2001)
Extra bonus video track: Nora Wjech: Lumière, espaces et vertes (2000)
In 2003 POING released their first CD “Giants of Jazz”. On this recording POING perform pieces by Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Eivind Buene, Øyvind Torvund and Knut-Olaf Sunde, in addition to an improvised section. All of the pieces have been written specially for the trio in a creative process that has seen the ensemble and composers working closely together. The CD also contains a bonus video track with film and music by Nora Wjeck aka Lars Petter Hagen, a recipient of the prestigious Arne Nordheim composer’s prize. ‘Giants of Jazz’ puts on a display of considerable technical depth and breadth as well as strong ensemble identity.
This unusual Norwegian trio is doing interesting work off the beaten track. The unusual begins with the instrumentation ...and display considerable technical depth and breadth, as well as strong ensemble identity. -Julian Cowley, The Wire
POING MP3 lounge - more music will be uploaded soon!
(all songs are 128 kbps joint stereo)
the 'Wach auf!' performances (vocals by Maja S.K. Ratkje)
Seeräuber Jenny (Weill/Brecht) - excerpt
Rare live performances of strange music
The Lonely Shepard (POING with Knut Aalefjær (dr) and Marius Haltli (trp)- Rolf-Erik plays the recorder)
Norwegian film "Umeå Forever" (2011), music performed by POING, composed by Marcus Paus. Soundtrack available on CD.
Norwegian film "Andre Omgang" (2007), music by Lars Lillo Stenberg with POING
Soundtrack to "Sextet" (2004) by Yoshihiro Ito available on CD-R from firstname.lastname@example.org