Pade, Else Marie / Jacob Kirkegaard - Svaevninger

"For all the scientific rigour to Kirkegaard's research into the sonic possibilities of various materials, his work reveals an underlying fascination for the mysteries and myths embedded in them. His work channels an access to an inner world."-Anne Hilde Neset/The Wire,

"Much-needed CD edition of the sold-out LP. Includes a beautiful 15-minute bonus track not included on the LP release. Else Marie Pade (born December 2, 1924 in Aarhus) is a Danish composer who pioneered electronic and concrète music in Denmark beginning in 1954. Pade was active in the resistance movement during the Second World War, and was interned at the Frøslev prison camp from 1944 until the end of the war.

Danish artist Jacob Kirkegaard's works are focused on scientific and aesthetic aspects of sonic perception. He explores acoustic spaces and phenomena that usually remain imperceptible to the immediate ear. Kirkegaard's installations, compositions and photographs are created from within a variety of environments such as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, a rotating TV tower, and even sounds from the human inner ear itself. Based in Berlin, Germany, Kirkegaard is a graduate of the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne.

Despite an age difference of 51 years, both artists speak the same musical language and are prominent listeners and communicators of sounds that we tend to overhear. Now for the first time, these two pioneers are collaborating on a work; Svævninger investigates the variations that one can hear when soundwaves collide. Both artists have previously worked on this phenomenon; Jacob Kirkegaard in his work Labyrinthitis (2007) and Else Marie Pade in her work Faust Suite (1962). For their new joint piece Svævninger, they remixed some of Pade's early (and hitherto unreleased) sound experiments with some of Kirkegaard's recordings from his own ear, thus leading the audience straight into the undiscovered labyrinths of their own hearing."
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