What does singing sand sound like? Can one listen to a country? And, what sounds can be found in the abandoned, radioactive buildings in Chernobyl? These are just some of the questions explored by Jacob Kirkegaard in his artistic practice. On the first day of the Sound of Stockholm journey, Kirkegaard will lecture on the methods used when discovering sound with the use of unusual archaeological methods and special recording equipment. Thus, he reveals natural and anthropogenic sounds which humans wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to hear.
Jacob Kirkegaard (born in Denmark 1975) is an artist and composer who works in carefully selected environments to generate recordings that are used in compositions, or combined with video imagery in visual, spatial installations. His works reveal unheard sonic phenomena and present listening as a means of experiencing the world. Kirkegaard has recorded sonic environments as different as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, Arctic calving glaciers and tones generated by the human inner ear itself.
During the second day of Sound of Stockholms, Jacob Kirkegaard will present Eustachia for Voices – a vocal work composed from tones generated in the inner ear.