SOUND X SOUND is a series of works where each piece is an exploration of one single instrument that is multiplied.
The works of SXS are released in a series of 7 ¨ vinyls:
(Note: SOUND X SOUND on Bandcamp is download only)
SOUND X SOUND - MUSIC FOR 8 RECORDERS (2014)
SOUND X SOUND - MUSIC FOR 30 CHROMATIC TUNERS (2015)
SOUND X SOUND - MUSIC FOR 9 PIANOS (2015)
SOUND X SOUND - MUSIC FOR 15 SHAKERS (2016)
SOUND X SOUND - MUSIC FOR 18 CLARINETS (2016)
SOUND X SOUND - MUSIC FOR 16 TRIANGLES (2016)
SOUND X SOUND - MUSIC FOR 10 HI-HATS (2016)
Løkkegaard’s aim is to get the instruments to exceed their own familiar sound, and multiplying does exactly that. The sound of the individual music instrument and the individual musician is dissolved and the sound reappears in a new form. A sonic as well as human synthesis.
He explains the concept of this sound as follows:
“Imagine you enter a room with vibrant acoustics, such as a cafe full of people having conversations, and when you’re close to those conversations you hear the language and understand the words. If you step away from the tables, however, and stand in the doorway, you begin to loose the ability to distinguish the words from one another. Now instead of hearing the individual conversations, melts all the conversations together, and transform into a one new sound. A sound of people without words and language. Just as when you hear a group of geese squawk, or the wind in tree tops, a kind of nature given sound of people. Once the language is dissolved and the words stop making sense, what is left, is the sound. Clean, free of meaning and open to all ears.
This applies to the spoken language, just as much as it does to the musical language.“
SOUND X SOUND is supported by the Danish Arts Council
released November 4, 2016