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Jacob Kierkegaard, Copenhagen

30 minutes
Secret Singing of Ice, Nuclear Power and an Icelandic Volcano!

The conversation that started the Transit Radio Lounge. Jacob Kirkegaard and Jodi Rose talking beside a lake in Copenhagen about the secret singing of the world, and Jacob’s recordings of nuclear power stations, ice, and an Icelandic volcano.


This album consists of recordings of subtle volcanic vibrations in the earth around the area of Krisuvik, Geysir and Myvatn in IcelandThese very condensed and rhythmical trembling sounds from inside of the earth were captured using accelerometers. The accelerometers were placed below the surface of the earth at various places around the geysers. Here they picked up sonic characteristics of volcanic activity right below the surface of the earth.

CD. Released on TOUCH, London 2005


Installation (2007) 45-minute composition from field recordings, looped; 16 piezo speakers. Created for LetThere Be Light at Luleå Konsthal, Luleå, SwedenVLF signals from the Aurora Borealis captured using electromagnetic receivers during two trips to Iceland in 2004 & 2005 were played on 16 speakers hanging from the ceiling in a darkened room.

IMAGE: Drawing "Sono Infinitum 1" by J Kirkegaard


Gefjun is created from sounds of volcanic vibrations recorded in subterranean earth layers in Iceland. The aim was to create a sonic landscape that aims to trigger the perception, sensual memory and imagination of its visitors.

In 2004, Jacob Kirkegaard recorded the sounds of Icelandic geysers with the use of accelerometers and acoustic microphones Some sounds are subtle, others rich and low, while some last long, others only a moment.

When integrating them into the basement of the Cologne FilmHaus, Kirkegaard chose to take advantage of the two-level architecture of the space: The acoustical recordings from above the Icelandic earth are placed at the upper basement level and the 'below earth surface recordings' are placed on the lower basement level. The audience is invited into an imaginary geyser. Moving about both vertically and horizontally, as if diving through the different layers of earth and water, one can experience the sonic interactions and confrontations existing there.

16-channel installation commissioned by Iceland Images Festival, Cologne Germany. 2005

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