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Podcast and artist talk by Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard

2018-04-24
On the occasion of the Danish Science Festival, Forskningens Døgn, Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard will present his ongoing exploration of imaginary music, and he will split the copyrights of a new performance with the audience.


Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard is currently working on the artistic research project ‘Music For The Inner Ear’ at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory.

”We all know the feeling of having a song stuck in your head. Everybody can imagine music, everybody can hear music for the inner ear. I want to make the kind of music that emerges in that encounter with the listener, and where the listener in a way becomes the composer. The ultimate involvement of the audience,” Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard explains about the project.

At the Danish Science Festival 26 April, a number of Løkkegaards imaginary works will be performed, including the world premiere of 'Transfer of Value’. This performance so to speak takes the consequences of the ultimate audience involvement: copyrights are dissolved and split among the audience. If you take part in the process of imagining the work you will get receive a payment from KODA (Assuming that you are a registered KODA member.)

Last fall Løkkegaard presented The Curatorium 2017 as a part of the research project Music for the inner ear, a so-called curatorial non-event. He described The Curatorium as a story about a sound-festival that never takes place and features imaginary works by Danish and International composers/soundartists. Included in the festival programme where Edition·S composers Simon Steen-Andersen and Jeppe Just Christensen.

The most recent episode of Seismograf's podcast series Lyt Dybt  brings an interview with Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard. Get an insight into Løkkegaards thoughts on imaginary music here.

Read more about the artistic research project here.

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard: Creating Music for the Inner Ear
26 April, 16:00
Peryton, Copenhagen (DK)
Read more about the event here.

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