Melt - Jacob Kirkegaard Around Sound II
Melt - Jacob Kirkegaard
MELT is composed of recordings of different stages of ice melting, moving from violent sounds of ice caps grinding against each other, to trickling sequences and flows of water. MELT traces how water moves through different aggregate phases, from solid to liquid, changing the combination of molecules irrevocably. It is both an image for constant flow and change, and for how human actions affect the world surrounding us. All sounds were recorded in Greenland by Kirkegaard in 2013 and 2015.
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.