Sound and Music, [no.signal] and TUSK Music bring together the electrifying improvisors Ikue Mori and Maja S.K. Ratkje for their first ever duo performances together. 

After creating explosions in the downtown NY art rock scene with the legendary DNA, Japanese-born Ikue Mori has become one of the world’s most celebrated and respected improv auteurs, while since the turn of the century the Norwegian Ratkje has dazzled with her maverick vocal work, feted compositions and thrilling excoriations of pure noise.

Over the past 3 decades, Mori has accrued an impressive reputation as an improvisor, testified by her stellar cast of collaborators, including John Zorn, Kim Gordon, Jim O’Rourke, Zeena Parkins, Mike Patton, Thurston Moore and an impressive discography courtesy of labels such as Tzadik and Mego. Support on the Newcastle leg of the tour comes from the LA-based electronic musician John Wiese and Newcastle’s own Trancers II.

Ratkje is a major force in the world of noise and improvisation and is renowned for her solo performances, her work as part of groups such as SPUNK and Fe-mail and collaborations with artists such as Jazzkammer, Joelle Leandre, Jaap Blonk, Zeena Parkins and Stephen O’Malley. 

Tour presented by Sound and Music and produced by [no.signal] and TUSK Music.

Ikue Mori & Maja S.K Ratkje


Wed 28 March 2012, 8pm

The Cluny