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

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

TouchRadio 12 Eldfjall Live At Observatori Festival, Valencia, 6th November 2005 — Jacob Kirkegaard Jacob Kirkegaard Eldfjall Live At Observatori Festival, Valencia, 6th November 2005(File, MP3, 96 ) Touch TouchRadio 12 UK 2006
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Topos-200403 MMXX — Jacob Kirkegaard Jacob Kirkegaard MMXX(File, FLAC) Topos (2) Topos-200403 Denmark 2020
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Topos-200320 Hoichi The Earless — Jacob Kirkegaard 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