Rdeńća Raketa

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Rdeńća Raketa
Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander

Rdeńća Raketa (Red Rocket) is the duo of Maja Osojnik and Matija Schellander, both internationally active musicians and composers based in¬†Vienna. Having both worked with abstract improvisation, contemporary classical compositions and with backgrounds in various other musical¬†genres, Rdeńća Raketas main topic is electroacoustic improvisation.¬†In the last years they have released the tape Old Girl Old Boy on Mosz¬†Records (2010) the critically acclaimed LP Wir werden on god records 2013.
Rdeńća Raketa has also focused on creating new music for silent movies (commissioned by the Filmarchiv Austria and Slovenska Kinoteka¬†Ljubljana) and have developed the historical road movie¬†“Traversing the Balkan‚ÄĚ in cooperation with Karl Wratschko (Filmarchiv Austria).
Rdeńća Raketa¬īs most recent projects include¬†the music for Vita Osojniks choreography ‚ÄúRandom acts of kindness‚ÄĚ (premiered at the Jack¬†Crystal Theatre, New York City 2015),¬†the soundtrack for the Austrian feature film One of us (by Stephan Richter, premiered at the San¬†Sebastian Film Festival; Max Oph√ľls Award for the best feature film 2016).
Major projects for 2016/17 major include a series of art radio shows for¬†Austrian broadcasting √Ė1, music and sound installations for the theatre performance Kaboom! (make make productions) as well as a live¬†performance and radio drama versions of Natascha Gangls novel ‚ÄúWendy goes to Mexico‚ÄĚ.
Rdeńća Raketa have performed live at various festivals and clubs in Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic,¬†Croatia, ¬†Serbia and South Korea.

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