Knud Viktor

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Knud Viktor (1924 - 2013, born in Copenhagen) was a Danish recordist and sound artist.

Viktor was a pioneer of phonography and sound ecology. Formerly a painter but also a photographer and a film maker, Viktor wanted to picture the landscape by capturing the impact of the intense light and sounds upon animals. He spent most of his life trying to capture the tiny sound of animals and the sound of erosion on the rocks of Régalon (Lubéron, France) where he lived for almost 40 years.

Viktor considered the rural landscape of Lubéron as an open territory with its own idiosyncratic acoustic signature. Viktor's methodology of work involved long periods of deep listening before placing his microphones at the right point of ear.

"I don't pretend to make music, even if what I hear in nature is produced by forces that seek harmony. I see what I do as a continuation of the painting, surveying sounds that organises sonic intensities most unattendedly, contrastingly, modulated and dissonant. I try to create an enhanced sensation via the sounds, the air, the light, the wind, the rain, the rocks, the vegetation, the smells of Lubéron".

Since 1964, Knud Viktor has worked on a series of pieces called "image sonore" in which Image X was recently exhibited at "Musée Réattu" (Arles, France) from July 8 to November 29 of 2009.
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Albums

KV 02, 112202 Knud Viktor - Ambiances album art Knud Viktor Ambiances(LP) L'Oiseau Musicien, L'Oiseau Musicien KV 02, 112202 France 1972 Sell This Version
KV 01, 112201 Knud Viktor - Images album art Knud Viktor Images(LP) L'Oiseau Musicien, L'Oiseau Musicien KV 01, 112201 France 1972 Sell This Version
IDL 11 Knud Viktor - Les Éphémères album art Knud Viktor Les Éphémères (Album) Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi IDL 11 Denmark 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

IDL 12 Knud Viktor - Le Petit Duc album art Knud Viktor Le Petit Duc(7", Single) Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi IDL 12 Denmark 2019 Sell This Version

Compilations

BIN 00-26, IDL 01 Knud Viktor - Ambiances  / Images album art Knud Viktor Ambiances / Images BIN, Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi BIN 00-26, IDL 01 Denmark 2017 Sell This Version