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Jacob Kirkegaard makes sound portrait

Jacob Kirkegaard makes sound portrait

18-04-2012 | 10.44

Jacob Kirkegaard is making a special new work for Hear It! (part 2) at Trouw on 19 April called Ri'zound. Ri'zound will be a sound portrait of De Hal at Trouw.
 
Jacob Kirkegaard is a sound artist (1975) who explores the limits of sound from a scientific approach. Graduated in 2006 from the Academy of Arts & Media in Cologne, he regularly gives lectures on sound and space. Kirkegaard is particularly interested in sound in relation to space. Hence he explores and records sounds from volcanic earth, ice, nuclear power plants and abandoned places, for example.

For his work '4 Rooms' he made recordings in Chernobyl. He placed a mircophone in four areas (a church, an auditorium, a swimming pool and gymnasium) and recorded the silence. Then he played these recordings in the same space again. He kept repeating this ten times until he got a mix of real and recorded silence to the tenth power. What he eventually created was an enlargement of the silence in a place where civilization and all human activity is wiped out.

Kirkegaard's approach will be similar at De Hal in Trouw. You can ‘hear’ the silence of De Hal on April 19 during Hear It (part 2) - Playing the Building.