From Bryce's show
This work is a sonic portrait of four abandoned rooms inside the 'Zone of Exclusion' in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Recorded in October 2005, the sound of each room was evoked by an elaborate method: Kirkegaard made a recording of 10 minutes and then played the recording back into the room, recording it again. This process was repeated up to ten times. As the layers got denser, each room slowly unfolded its own unique drone of various resonant frequencies.
Jacob Kirkegaard's method is inspired by Alvin Lucier's work "I am sitting in a room" , who recorded his voice in a space and repeatedly played this recording back into that same space. In Kirkegaard's work, however, no human voice is being projected into the rooms: during the recordings he left the four spaces, to wait for whatever might evolve from these seemingly silent spaces themselves.
Holyfuck, I love this stuff. Love love love. Love. I'm Kensington to Frederick to Hagerstown to Hancock to Cumberland to Morgantown to Washington to Wheeling to Zanesville to Gambier with Planet on Monday and backwards by myself Tuesday, Earthgirl staying behind because school starts and she has to teach, good holyfuck, I wish she was with me, I will love the music I get to play LOUD!
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