Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard Blog 1: Music for the Inner Ear

Composer, sound artist and associate professor at RMC, Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, blogs about his artistic research project Music For The Inner Ear
12. Oct 2017
Is it possible to create imaginary music only hearable for the inner ear of the listener? A kind of music in which the listener also be- comes the composer? A utopic kind of music in which anything therefore is possible? Can written stories about sound manifest them- selfes as imaginary pieces of music inside the listeners mind brought to life using the inner ear? Can the story about a piece of art, become the piece of art?
I am interested in how to democratize the act of creating, and is looking into the utopic space of imaginary music as a method of composing and as a catalyst for creating.
On a philosophical level I am interested in how stories about music can be accepted as being music detached from any psychical manifestation, and how narratives are capable of constituting reality. How can this narrative metasphere be a space for artistic action in what could be described as curatorial times?

About Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard

Composer, sound artist and associate professor at RMC.


Has published a large number of works in his own name, most recently the work series 'Sound X Sound' (2013-2016).


Composed music for the Esbjerg Ensemble, CPH: DOX, Jutlandia Saxophone Quarter, Ribe Kunstmuseum, Dark Music Days, G((o))ng Tomorrow, and MoMA's René Magritte Exhibition 'The Mystery of the Ordinary'.


Co-founder of the record company Hiatus and organizer of the non-event Curatorium.


Received a  number of awards throughout his career. He received the Leonie Sonning Scholarship in 2006 and was awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation in 2007. In 2014 he received the Creative Circle Silver Award for the soundscape to the René Magritte exhibition 'The Mystery of the Ordinary' at MoMA.


Graduated from RMC (2005/2012) andThe Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (2008).


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By the Danish Ministry of Culture's definition, artistic research is an integrated part of any artistic process ammounting to an outcome available to the public, and accompanied by a reflection upon the process itself as well as the presentation of the result.