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A matter of Sound Around Sound II

Jacob Kirkegaard

Edificio ABANCA Cervantes

3rd October | 16:30 - 18:00 h

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Sound, as an essential material in artistic creation, has acquired its own identity in recent years that manifests itself through the genre known as  Sound Art. These works affect the importance of listening as a medium, for a long time under-rated, capable of revealing imperceptible realities.

This is where the work of the Danish artist Jacob Kirkegaard can be found, where he focuses on aspects such as space or acoustic perception, leading us into the practices and aesthetics of this discipline. From the resonances of abandoned rooms at Chernobyl or from the landscapes of Fukushima, to the stunning crackling of Greenland glaciers captured with different recording systems (hydrophones, contact microphones, electromagnetic receivers, etc.), Kirkegaard makes us a part of a world in constant vibration through his works full of meanings.

  • Jacob Kirkegaard

    Jacob Kirkegaard is an artist and composer who works in carefully selected environments to generate recordings that are used in compositions, or combined with video imagery in visual, spatial installations.

    Kirkegaard has presented his works at galleries, museums and concert spaces throughout the world, including MoMA in New York, LOUISIANA - Museum of Modern Art and ARoS in Denmark, KW in Berlin, The Menil Collection & at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan.

    Kirkegaard's sound works are released on the TOUCH (UK), Important Records (USA), mAtter (JAP), VON Archives (FR), Holotype Editions (GR) & Posh Isolation (DK) labels. He is a founding member of the sound art collective freq_out. In 2016, Jacob Kirkegaard was the sound-artist-in-residency at St. John's College, University of Oxford, U.K.