S T E R E O C I L I A - for 7 Ears

8:00 minutes © 2016

Stereocilia for 7 Ears
is made from recordings of spontaneous otoacoustic emissions, single or clusters of tones, that some ears emit without stimulus.

Using a specialized microphone inserted directly in the ears of selected students at St. John's College at University of Oxford, where he was sound-artist-in-residence in 2016, Kirkegaard captured hirtherto unheard complex clusters of tones.

Stereocilia for 7 Ears presents the recorded ears that have the strongest emissions as well as most complex chords, played one ear at a time.

It premiered at Louisiana - Museum of Modern Art Denmark, May 2016.