The two first Make Sound residents in 2017
The composers Christian Skjødt and Kaj Duncan David are the first two to have been awarded a residency at Inter Arts Center. Here is what they will each use their stay for:
Christian Skjødt (f. 1980)
Composer and sound artist Christian Skjødt has been awarded a two month stay at IAC in spring 2017, where he will have the opportunity to develop his artistic work regarding phenomenological studies manifested as sound installations/works. He will do so on the basis of the Russian scientist Kéon Theremin’s (1986-1993) inventions ranging from music instruments and monitoring technology.
“I believe that the combination of experimental art and artistic research that IAC offers is obvious in connection with my project and my work in general.
For instance, I specifically hope to draw on researchers and competencies in the human perception, low- power electronics and interface design. Further, I see that having both studio, recording studio, and various viewing platforms available as a unique opportunity to try out ideas and to develop”.
Christian Skjødt’s research will result in an installation as part of Intonal Festival in Malmø April 27th-30th 2017.
Kaj Duncan David (f. 1988)
Kaj Duncan David has been awarded a residency at IAC in late summer 2017 for developing a work for electronic wind quartet and light, commissioned by the Swiss saxophone quartet, ARTE Quartett.
”In this work, I will convert raw MIDI data directly from the instruments (AKAI EWIs) to light via DMX. This means I can explore an interactive relationship between musician, sound and light that is more nuanced and complex than in my previous pieces.
In order to develop such a connection between sound and light, as well as learn about the use of different light equipment in order to develop the idea of a light sculpture, the technical assistance and the resources that IAC offers, is essential”