Place: Ribe Domkirke
Jacob Kirkegaard grew up in the Danish composer Rued Langgaard‘s (1893-1952) music room in Ribe, and Kirkegaard’s personal history is in many ways closely linked to Langgaard’s. In the work Solámok he creates an artistic interpretation of the sounds Langgaard experienced at night in Ribe – the cemetery, the streets, the cathedral and the cathedral tower. – In dialogue with fragments of Langgaards Bortkørende Tog from his String Quartet No. 2 in a version for percussion.
The piece is dedicated to Langgaard and consists of three parts and an epilogue; Stormnattens Skygger (The Shaddows of the Stormy Night), I Skyggen af en Domkirke (In the Shade of a Cathedral) and Solrædsel (Solar Fear). Besides percussion and church organ Solámok is primarily composed of concrete sounds recorded at night in the medieval town of Ribe where Langgaard lived for the last 12 years of his life.
Percussion by Mads Bendsen from SCENATET and Jonas Weitling, Jonas Thygesen and Mads Mortensen from The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus.
Church organ will be played by Birgitte Ebert.
The concert is presented in collaboration with The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus with support from Danish Composer’s Society’s Production Pool and KODA’s Kultural Funds.
Photo: Folmer Iversen