Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard

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CalArts Campus

B318 - Grad Composers' Forum

School of Music Visiting Artist Series

Music: Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard will give a talk about "Music for the Inner Ear" and the SOUND X SOUND series - a series of works where Løkkegaard multiplies instruments and thereby creates sound that will let the instruments transcend their inherent sonic norms and reappear as new, untouched sound. His method is multiplication of sound as a way to make the instruments transcend themselves. The sound of the individual instrument dissolves and reappears as untouched unheard sound. A landscape of sound open to everybody.

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard (b. 1979) is a sound artist and composer who studied at Denmark’s Rhythmic Music Conservatory and the School of Architecture of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He has created a wide range of works and sound releases that operate at the intersection of experimental music and sound art, and also created the soundtrack for MoMA’s René Magritte exhibition, The Mystery of the Ordinary in 2013. Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard considers his compositional work to be a basic research in sound. He is interested in exploring the sensuousness of sound, and he wants his music to stimulate new ways of approaching sound. Over the recent years Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard has experimented with creating music that lets the instruments transcend their inherent sonic norms and reappear as new, untouched sound. In the work series SOUND X SOUND he explores this by way of multiplication. He has written and recorded the seven pieces of SOUND X SOUND from 2013 to 2016 – a series of works multiplying one instrument a number of times: One piece is written for 9 pianos, another for 18 clarinets, 10 hi-hats and so on. Løkkegaard's interest in facilitating a more "democratic" approach to creating music, has also lead him into creating imaginary pieces of music titled, "Music for the inner ear"