soun (2003)

soun 100 artists submited very short pieces that were randomly assigned numbers and then merged into one track. These pieces cover all subgenres of sound from field recordings to harsh blasts. IDM meets electro-acoustic meets home taper. Some of the 100 artists: SPUNK, (x,y,z), fe-mail, merzbow, haters, reynols, matmos, aube, runzelstirn & gurgelstock, bastard noise, hrvatski, alan licht, neil campbell, sudden infant, kazumoto endo, amps for christ. many other gmby friends & family... insane. Limited to 650.

Released on Gameboy Records

Read more about Soun at Gameboy Records' website.

fjord focus (2002)

fjordfocus Free CD given to subscribers of The Wire, with issue 224. Music by Maja S. K. Ratkje: "Sinus Seduction (moods two)" (extract), SPUNK: "Epleslang", Food, Xploding Plastix, Kim Hiortøy, Jaga Jazzist, Håkon Berge, Phonophani, Salvatore, Close Erase, Wibutee, No Spaghetti Edition, Eivind Aarset, Jazzkammer and Noxagt.

Released on The Wire

tempo! 10 cd (2002)

Tempo!10CD A collection of music for educational use. Follows the book with the same title by Fridtjof Hjertaas og Kai Lennert Johansen. Includes excerpts from SPUNK and "gagaku variations" by Maja Ratkje who is portrayed in the book. (Musikk for 10. klasse)

Released on Cappelen

Read more about Tempo! 10 CD at Cappelens website.

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latest news

SPUNK's website March 13. 2010

SPUNK's website is being redesigned and will soon be updated with our current plans and activites.

SPUNK with Joelle Leandre June 15. 2008

March 3 2008 SPUNK played together with double bass player Joelle Leandre at Belleville, Oslo. We are hoping to play together again soon!

SPUNK reviewed by John Kelman May 22. 2008

...But the best music, as in the best lives, is all about confluence and contrast; pain and pleasure; harsh and beautiful. Spunk manages to bring together all these elements, making their performance one of the highlights of FIMAV 2008 and, quite possibly, the best show of the festival. Read the whole article. at

Reviews from FIMAV! May 20. 2008

"...on ne pouvait que se laisser bercer par les sentiments inspires par cette suite musicale etrange, intuitive et audacieuse." "Norway's all-female Spunk breaks the gender barrier when it comes to free improv with their combination of boldness and sensitivity and non-competitive spirit." (Montreal Gazette.

SPUNK to FIMAV, Canada May 13. 2008

On Norway's national day, May 17, SPUNK will be playing in Victoriaville, Canada, in the programme of the wonderful festival Festival International de Musique Actuelle Victoriaville (FIMAV). Hurra!

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