Personal Sensitive Music (2019)

Personal Sensitive Music (Danish: Personfølsom Musik) is a series of works where Niels Lyhne Løkkegaards personal and sensitive data is the subject of sonifications performed live by the artist.

The NemID cardboard is a condition that all citizens of Denmark are subject to. Through a number of works, Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard examines the NemID key card, which on one hand appears anonymous, and on the other hand is one of the most personal items we carry around.

When a NemID card is used up, the key card remains as a testimony of actions ranging from logging on to public databases, filing for divorce and the purchase of a house - an instrumental summary of life actions over time.In the ‘Personal Sensitive Music‘ series Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard approaches the NemID card as a score - to subsequently translate it into music in order to better understand this condition.

Personal Sensitive Music - No. 1/Z074-193-875’ was performed for the first on alto recorder at Copenhagen Contemporary. November 8th 2019.

‘Personal Sensitive Music - No. 7/C461-725-694’ (below) was performed on church organ at Brorsons Church on November 7th 2019.

Below - Personal Sensitive Music performed at Akusmata Polyphonic, Helsinki 2020