Jacob Kirkegaard

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Jacob Kirkegaard (born in Denmark 1975) is an artist and composer who works in carefully selected environments to generate recordings that are used in compositions, or combined with video imagery in visual, spatial installations. His works reveal unheard sonic phenomena and present listening as a means of experiencing the world. Kirkegaard has recorded sonic environments as different as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, Arctic calving glaciers and tones generated by the human inner ear itself.

Kirkegaard has presented his works at galleries, museums, biennales and concert spaces throughout the world, including MoMA in New York, LOUISIANA - Museum of Modern Art and ARoS in Denmark, The Menil Collection & at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, The Sydney Biennale in Australia, Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan.
Jacob Kirkegaard has gallery representation through Galleri Tom Christoffersen (DK) and Fridman Gallery (USA). His work is represented in the permanent collection of LOUISIANA - Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.
Kirkegaard's sound works are released on labels such as Touch (UK), Important Records (USA), mAtter (JAP), VON Archives (FR), Holotype Editions (GR) & Posh Isolation (DK). He is a founding member of the sound art collective freq_out. In 2016 Jacob Kirkegaard was the sound-artist-in-residency at St. John's College, University of Oxford, U.K.

"One of contemporary sound art's most subtle, intriguing figures. More artistically minded than field recordings, more naturally hewn than noise tapes, Kirkegaard amplifies hidden worlds into evocative drifts." Rolling Stone, December 2015

Kirkegaard has countered Duchamp’s dictum, “One can look at seeing, one can’t hear hearing.” Douglas Kahn, Earside Out, 2014

"For all the scientific rigour to Kirkegaard's research into the sonic possibilities of various materials, his work reveals an underlying fascination for the mysteries and myths embedded in them. His work channels an access to an inner world." Anne Hilde Neset, The Wire, 07/09
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Albums

Tone 15 Jacob Kirkegaard - Soaked album art Philip Jeck = Jacob Kirkegaard Philip Jeck = Jacob Kirkegaard - Soaked(CD, Album) Touch Tone 15 UK 2002 Sell This Version
B-BOY 015 Jacob Kirkegaard - 01.02 album art Jacob Kirkegaard 01.02(CD, Album, Ltd) Bottrop-Boy B-BOY 015 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
none Jacob Kirkegaard - Eldfjall album art Jacob Kirkegaard Eldfjall (Album) Touch none UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
TONE26 Jacob Kirkegaard - 4 Rooms album art Jacob Kirkegaard 4 Rooms (Album) Touch TONE26 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Tone 35 Jacob Kirkegaard - Labyrinthitis album art Jacob Kirkegaard Labyrinthitis(CD, Album, Ltd) Touch Tone 35 UK 2008 Sell This Version
2011 Jacob Kirkegaard - Imperia album art Kirstein* / Kirkegaard* Kirstein* / Kirkegaard* - Imperia Not On Label 2011 Denmark 2011 Sell This Version
IMPREC382, 382 Jacob Kirkegaard - Svævninger album art Else Marie Pade + Jacob Kirkegaard Else Marie Pade + Jacob Kirkegaard - Svævninger (Album) Important Records (2), Important Records (2) IMPREC382, 382 US 2013 Sell This Version
Tone 47 Jacob Kirkegaard - Conversion album art Jacob Kirkegaard Conversion Touch Tone 47 UK 2013 Sell This Version
Snug03 Jacob Kirkegaard - Live In Tilburg (Part I & II) album art Jacob Kirkegaard Live In Tilburg (Part I & II)(Cass, MiniAlbum, Ltd, C26) Snug Life Records Snug03 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
VON 019 Jacob Kirkegaard - 40 Days Of Silence album art Jacob Kirkegaard 40 Days Of Silence(LP, Album, Ltd) Von VON 019 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
HOLO4 Jacob Kirkegaard - Arc album art Jacob Kirkegaard Arc(LP, Album, Ltd) Holotype Editions HOLO4 Greece 2015 Sell This Version
Posh Isolation 143 Jacob Kirkegaard - 5 Pieces album art Jacob Kirkegaard 5 Pieces(3xCass, Ltd, C60) Posh Isolation Posh Isolation 143 Denmark 2015 Sell This Version
ph073 Jacob Kirkegaard - Munk album art Jacob Kirkegaard Munk(Cass, Album, Ltd, C90) Phinery Tapes ph073 Denmark 2016 Sell This Version
IMPREC447 Jacob Kirkegaard - Descending album art Jacob Kirkegaard & Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard Jacob Kirkegaard & Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard - Descending (Album) Important Records (2) IMPREC447 US 2017 Sell This Version
PATTERN008 Jacob Kirkegaard - Time Is Local album art We Like We & Jacob Kirkegaard We Like We & Jacob Kirkegaard - Time Is Local(LP, Album, Ltd) Sonic Pieces PATTERN008 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
IMPREC475 Jacob Kirkegaard - Black Metal Square album art Jacob Kirkegaard Black Metal Square(LP, Album, Ltd) Important Records (2) IMPREC475 US 2019 Sell This Version
TOPOS 04 Jacob Kirkegaard - Opus Mors album art Jacob Kirkegaard Opus Mors(4xLP + Box, Ltd, Num) Topos (2) TOPOS 04 Denmark 2019 Sell This Version
IMPREC462 Jacob Kirkegaard - Phonurgia Metallis album art Jacob Kirkegaard Phonurgia Metallis(CD, Album) Important Records (2) IMPREC462 US 2019 Sell This Version
Topos-200417 Jacob Kirkegaard - West Indian Imaginings album art Jacob Kirkegaard And Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard Jacob Kirkegaard And Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard - West Indian Imaginings(File, FLAC) Topos (2) Topos-200417 Denmark 2020

Videos

FW 01 Jacob Kirkegaard - Aion album art Jacob Kirkegaard Aion(DVD) Fonik Works FW 01 Denmark 2011 Sell This Version
MATTER013 Jacob Kirkegaard - Sabulation album art Jacob Kirkegaard Sabulation(DVD-V, Album, PAL) mAtter (3) MATTER013 Japan 2016 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

TouchRadio 12 Jacob Kirkegaard - Eldfjall Live At Observatori Festival, Valencia, 6th November 2005 album art Jacob Kirkegaard Eldfjall Live At Observatori Festival, Valencia, 6th November 2005(File, MP3, 96 ) Touch TouchRadio 12 UK 2006
Topos-200403 Jacob Kirkegaard - MMXX album art Jacob Kirkegaard MMXX(File, FLAC) Topos (2) Topos-200403 Denmark 2020
Topos-200320 Jacob Kirkegaard - Hoichi The Earless album art Keiko Higuchi & Jacob Kirkegaard, Tobias Kirstein & Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard Keiko Higuchi & Jacob Kirkegaard, Tobias Kirstein & Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard - Hoichi The Earless(File, FLAC) Topos (2) Topos-200320 Denmark 2020