Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard
Symphony No. 1 – Music for the Inner Ear (2019)
The symphony is released by Forlaget Vandkunsten
Finishing the symphony back in the spring of 2016 and after having 4 different layouts the symphony finally found its right form in collaboration with the good folks at Vandkunsten.
Symphony No. 1 consists of 3 movements; Moderato, Largo & Concerto for piano and microtonal crotales.
The Symphony inhabits multiple states at the same time - being in constant fluctuation between alphabet, word, language and meaning - & between book, score, written text and imaginary music.
The symphony can´t be approached from only one of these positions- the symphony inhabits all these states at the same time and is hovering within a superposition.
The reader becomes the listener. The listener becomes the composer.
The ancient cycle of sounds transforming into words transforming back into sounds is summed up by Marshall McLuhan who said that “Man was given an eye for an ear”.
Symphony No. 1 seeks to give back an ear for an eye.