[H&R] [Fwd: Sound art work 'Labyrinthitis' by Jacob Kirkegaard, Copenhagen 2 Sept]
josephgray at grauwald.com
Tue Aug 21 13:13:03 PDT 2007
sorry, last promotional item of the day, promise.
Really interesting programme in Copenhagen:
Love their statement:
"The microscopic, invisible world of contemporary medicine and life
sciences has enormous implications for everyone. We need to find new ways
to share knowledge, understand implications and critique methods. Artists
are skilled conceptualists, exploring ideas rather than simply
'explaining' them, and Medical Museion is the crucible where biomedicine,
the arts and the public meet to make this possible."
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 09:17:45 +0200
From: Ingeborg Reichle <Ingeborg.Reichle at culture.hu-berlin.de>
To: Rohrpost <rohrpost at mikrolisten.de>
Sound art work 'Labyrinthitis' by Jacob Kirkegaard, Medical Museion,
Sunday 2 September, Copenhagen
In connection with the conference 'Art and Biomedicine: Beyond the Body'
held Monday 3 September, Medical Museion has commissioned sound artist
Jacob Kirkegaard to create a new work.
Jacob Kirkegaard has turned his listening ear inwards -- to his own ear.
By using specially developed listening equipment, he has captured the
microactivity which the hair cells of the ear send out.
LABYRINTHITIS consists entirely of sounds generated in Jacob
Kirkegaard's own ears. Deep inside the cochlea there are thousands of
microscopic hair cells functioning as sensory receptors. When sound
enters the ear, they begin to vibrate in the watery liquid surrounding
them, like underwater piano strings.
Thus, the hearing organ does not only receive sound. It also generates
sound, just like an acoustic instrument. Some of the hair cells in the
cochlea can change their shape to such an extent that they are enabled
to move the basilar membrane and produce sound themselves.
These faint tones resemble the sound of a tinnitus -- and they can be
recorded with a microphone in the ear canal.
Jacob Kirkegaard employs the 1787 auditorium of Medical Museion as well
as the audience for his composition: His listeners become part of an
interactive concert as their own auditory organs respond to the tones
played out into the auditorium. The room, at the same time, turns into
one big resonant labyrinth of sound.
Jacob Kirkegaard LABYRINTHITIS
* Disorientation (Preludium)
* Vertigo (Canon)
* Nausea (Finale)
played on The Spiral Organ will be performed in Medical Museion,
Bredgade 62, Copenhagen on Sunday 2 September 2007, at 6pm, 8pm and
10pm. Entrance is free, but seat reservations are necessary. Please
write to soundevent at mm.ku.dk, indicating which of the three performances
you prefer to attend.
For background information, please see
rohrpost - deutschsprachige Liste zur Kultur digitaler Medien und Netze
More information about the HRAC