Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard
Sikorsky, 2013 is an orchestra piece for 18 musicians; 8 bass clarinets, 4 drum kits, 4 double basses, trumpet and alto saxophone.
Key elements of Sikorsky are the phenomena interference and transformation.
The interferences in Sikorsky appear throughout the piece as a result of the closely voiced clarinet-ensemble. .
The transformations in Sikorsky works as attempts to trick the audial senses, by manipulating with our perception of sound.
A cymbal suddenly sounds like a double bass, a double bass suddenly sounds like a clarinet and a clarinet sounds like a trumpet. Often the sounds even seem as they where not acoustic but electronic.
Sikorsky is released as LP, CD and a limited edition diasframe-box.