Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard composes for gold

2018-11-01
Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard will perform his new piece ‘Music for Krügerrand – quartet for gold bullion coins’ at G((o))ng Tomorrow. The instrumentation consists of…gold coins.

Photo: Mike Højgaard
Gold has always been the subject of dreams, fascination and anxiety – and now it is also the subject as well as the actual instrument of Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard’s most recent work.
 

‘Music for Krügerrand – quartet for gold bullion coins’ is performed on valuable investment coins. The tone ringing from a gold coin reveals its value – it is by hitting a coin and letting it ring, you decide if it is a fake or if the gold is mixed with copper or nickel.

In two movements Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard explores the sonic and psychological potential of gold. He is joined on stage by two percussionists, Jaleh Negari and Ying-Hsueh Chen and by the businessman Lars Seier Christensen.

Read more here.

Hear Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard tell about Music for Krügerrand here.

NIELS LYHNE LØKKEGAARD: MUSIC FOR KRÜGERRAND - QUARTET FOR GOLD BULLION COINS
Wednesday 7 November 20:00
G((o))ng Tomorrow
Copenhagen Contemporary 
Copenhagen (DK)

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