Vinyl release from TOUCH, March 2013.
The CD project Conversion is a collaboration between SCENATET and Danish artist Jacob Kirkegaard. 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 is originally based on ambient recordings of an abandoned church inside the radioactive zone in Chernobyl. Labyrinthitis is a canon of otoacoustic tones generated by the artist’s own ears.
In his artistic work Jacob Kirkegaard is focusing on scientific and aesthetic aspects of resonance, time, sound and hearing. His installations, compositions and performances deal with acoustic spaces or phenomena that usually remain imperceptible.
Like most of Kirkegaard’s sound works, both Labyrinthitis and Church are characterized by a strong focus on methodology, and by the artist’s wish to omit any deliberate emotional or “musical” intention.