Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard Blog 2: ISCM, CalArts & Curatorium

Composer Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard has been overseas and is presenting a nonevent as part of his artistic research project.
29. Nov 2017
Earlier in november I visited Simon Fraser University in Vancouver (during ISCM 2017) and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where I gave a talk about Music for the inner ear and SOUND X SOUND
At CalArts I discussed the project with composer Michael Pisaro, who is also a part of the Curatorium 2017.
The Curatorium 2017 is presented as a part of my research project Music for the inner ear and is a curatorial nonevent. It is a story about a sound-festival that never takes place and features imaginary sound-pieces by Danish and International composers/soundartists.
The 2017 Curatorium is taking place (and not taking place) in Copenhagen these days, and the imaginary pieces are presented on
Curatorium 2017 line up:
Anja Jacobsen (DK)
Michael Pisaro (US)
Adam Basanta (CA)
Felia Gram-Hanssen (DK)
Ea Borre (DK)
Johannes Richter (DK/D)
Ursula Nistrup (DK)
Xenia Xamanek Lopez (DK/HN)
Luke Martin (US)
Simon Steen Andersen (DK)
Carolyn Chen (US)
Amnon Wolman 
Jeppe Just Christensen (DK)
Veronica Mota (MX/D)
Andreas Führer (DK)

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.