Part of The OverHEARD
Danish artist, Jonas R. Kirkegaard, presents Tower Music, created for the stairwell in the water tower at Lunden in Horsens. The tower distinguishes itself by architectural details that have nothing to do with the actual water supply. It is an octagonal, medieval, castle-like structure, with a platform at the top, a white facade, peculiar granite frogs along the foundation and a dark wooden staircase, ten metres high, in the main stairwell.
With these decorative elements the architect sends the imagination on a journey to a magical universe. Tower Music supports the architect’s adventurous vision and invites the public to enjoy the tower and the fabulous view of Horsens hinterland, fjord and city for the first time in many years.
The sound installation consists of 54 automated music boxes on coloured, transparent acrylic panels, placed in random angles along the walls of the stairwell. While climbing the stairs to reach the viewing platform, visitors will find themselves wrapped in colour, light and a porous, slightly dissonant soundscape from the mechanics of the music boxes. The installation is created in collaboration with the Municipality of Horsens.
About the OverHEARD
The OverHEARD invites everyone to be attentive to the live environment and become attuned to the distinctions between music, noise and ambient sounds. The project unfolds through three complementary artistic interventions that will enable anyone to mix and create a real-time soundtrack to their lives throughout 2017:
1. overHEARD OUTDOOR SOUNDTRACK: Six outdoor sound sculptures placed around the Central Denmark Region.
2. overHEARD ONLINE SOUNDTRACK: Webpage where you can mix the live streamed sound from the sound sculptures throughout 2017 – www.overheard.dk
3. overHEARD CONCERT SOUNDTRACK: Live concerts with bands and ensembles that incorporate the streamed soundscape into their songs and compositions.