Jacob Kirkegaard | Paper | JACOB KIRKEGAARD

Apr 01 2007


Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard unearths oft-overlooked hidden symphonies in sources such as ice, volcanic rock, deserted buildings and nuclear power plants. for the nonprofit space at the Swiss Institute Kirkegaard has created Broadway, a five channel sound installation paying tribute to New York’s noisiest landmark. Kirkegaard recognized that the avenue’s faint and filtered sounds are naturally carried up from the ground level into the Swiss Institute’s exhibition space by the five columns in the main room. Through scientific methods, he has measured and drawn out these sounds, amplifying each into a speaker set to a different frequency, creating a beautifully bizarre semblance of music.

Swiss Institute, 495 Broadway, 3rd Floor, (212) 925-2035. March 21 – May 1.