Vinyl release. TOUCH, March 2013

In collaboration with Danish ensemble SCENATET, Jacob Kirkegaard's two pieces Labyrinthitis and Church are interpreted here using classical instruments. The intention of this transformation into an instrumental score is to explore the musical dimension and potential of the sounds that were used in creating the original works.

Church (from "4 Rooms", Touch, 2006) is originally based on ambient recordings of an abandoned church inside the radioactive zone in Chernobyl. Laybrinthitis (Touch, 2008) is a canon of otoacoustic tones generated by the artist's own ears.
Like most of Kirkegaard's sound works, both pieces are characterized by a strong focus on methodology, and by the artist's wish to omit any deliberate emotional or "musical" intention.

Composed & mixed by Jacob Kirkegaard

Recorded by Scenatet at Studio 3 at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark June 2012. Executive Producer: Anna Berit Asp Christensen. Instrumental Supervisor: Niels Rønsholdt. Recording Producer & Sound Engineer: Peter Barnow Mastered at Transition

SCENATET was founded in 2008 by Anna Berit Asp Christensen and Niels Rønsholdt as an ensemble of soloists and artists for contemporary art and music.
Clarinet: Vicky Wright; Percussion: Mads Bendsen; Trombone: Andras Olsen; Violin: Kirsten Riis-Jensen; Viola: Mina Fred; Cello: Sofia Olsson

Audio excerpt of Labyrinthitis II, HERE

Audio excerpt of Church II, HERE

Labyrinthitis II - 3 minute clip

Church II - 3 minute clip