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Jacob Kirkegaard - Black Metal Square
Vinyl / Important Records, USA
RELEASE DATE JUNE 21


Limited edition of 100. Hand numbered. Packaged in a black sleeve with a screen printed sheet affixed to cover

Sound edit of the installation Black Metal Square (2015)
1 freely hanging black metal plate 100 x 100 x 01 cm, Piezo sensor and contact speaker attached on rear side of plate, amplifying and mirroring its subtle and naturally occurring vibrations, evoking its characteristic resonant frequencies



Jacob Kirkegaard - Phonurgia Metallis
CD / Important Records, USA
RELEASE DATE JUNE 21


Sound edit of the installation Phonurgia Metallis (2009)
Three freely hanging metal plates; Iron, Copper, Brass. Each 100 x 100 x 01 cm. Piezo sensor and contact speaker attached on rear side of each plate. Amplifying and mirroring their subtle and naturally occurring vibrations. Evoking the characteristic resonant frequencies of each type of metal



 

Jacob Kirkegaard - Opus Mors
Vinyl / Topos, Denmark
RELEASE IN AUTUMN

Exclusive release of 4 LP’s in 180g black vinyl in handmade linen embossed packet including five unique prints on semi-transparent tyvek paper. Signed and numbered edition of 250


A sound work on four significant environments for the immediate post-mortem

OPUS MORS aims to offer a contemplative listening space for one of the most existential and natural aspects of being alive, which is death. The project portrays the four most common sound environments that human body will be surrounded by or exposed to in the immediate post mortem: a morgue, autopsy, decomposition and cremation, events that no one will ever get to sense on their own bodies because of the very fact of death. The work seeks not only to offer this hitherto unheard listening space but an alternative and immersive sonic meditation into the mostly used or misused depictions of death. Through the act of listening, the work will offer a space for contemplating on the passing

Opus Morturarium
reveals the ambience inside a morgue heard through the slow tones from the facilities that keep the corpses cold

Opus Autopsia
Detailed and precise near-field sound recordings of a full autopsy starting with opening the corpse, following the removal and slicing and cutting open all the organs and brain, to finally returning all the organs, closing and washing the corpse

Opus Crematio
Sound portrait of a cremation starting from the coffin being rolled into the oven, to its different burning stages, the removal and relocation of the ashes to the ash cooler and then to the bone crusher. Ultimately, the ashes are being poured into the urn

Opus Putesco
Sound recordings made at a forensic study facility where donated corpses are placed in an enclosed nature area to decompose while being studied. The knowledge of the different stages of decomposing bodies help the police in forensic evidence cases. This work was made from sound recordings of decomposing corpses recorded with microphones placed only 1 cm above - as well as with sensors placed inside the corpses


Recordings of
2 autopsies and 2 morgues were made possible with permission from professor in forensic medicine at the University of Southern Denmark Peter Mygind Leth, deputy chief forensic pathologist Peter Thiis Knudsen and forensic technicians Tonny Hansen and Jan Leth. 3 cremations were made with permission from crematory operators Michael Hansen and Ole Pedersen at Odense Crematorium, Denmark 3 decomposing bodies were made possible with permission from Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University, USA

Mastered and cut by Mike Grinser at Manmade Mastering, Berlin
Pressed at R.A.N.D. in Germany
Graphic Production by Eks-Skolen's Grafisk Design & Tryk
This album is realised with generous support from the Danish Arts Council


Jacob Kirkegaard - Eustachia for Voices
CD / mAtter, Japan
RELEASE IN AUTUMN

Eustachia for Voices is a new vocal work composed from tones generated in the inner ear. These tones, called spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (or SOAE), are produced - without external stimulation - in the ears of some people. Whereas the combinations of tones emitted from one ear can be dissonant, microtonal and complex, tones emitted from the other ear can be harmonious and 'in tune'. Each emitting ear produces something akin to an acoustic fingerprint; these are the basis of the composition

The SOAEs used for this composition were recorded and collected by Kirkegaard from the ears of members of the Danish choir Aarhus Pigekor. All 'ear chords' were recorded, filtered, analyzed, and then interpreted for voices. This choral work thereby connects two intimate organs of our body: the ear and the voice. The ears are the composers, the voices perform the tones emitted by the ears

Composed by Jacob Kirkegaard with voice arrangement and supervision by Katinka Fogh Vindelev

 

 

We like We & Jacob Kirkegaard - Time is Local
Vinyl / Sonic Pieces, Germany
RELEASE IN AUTUMN

Time is Local is evolving around the essence of We like We and Jacob Kirkegaard’s twelve hour long installation-concert at Thorvaldsen's Museum in Copenhagen premiered during G((o))ng Tomorrow Festival in 2017. Having selected twelve different chambers within the museum, layering each chamber's own ambient sound by recording and playing back multiple times, a unique handful of tones were evoked and interpreted for instruments and voice. By acquiring the myths behind the marble statues depicted by the neo-classicist sculptor Thorvaldsen, a mystical dialogue is initiated between location and composition



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