“dødedans” (death dance) is an artwork made exclusively in 66 editions. The album is a co-creation by musician Lars Greve and sculptor Ingvar Cronhammar. The artwork presents clarinet and saxophone improvisations cut on a transparent vinyl and laid in a three-kilo heavy aluminum cover.
The music is unedited solo improvisations, recorded in three rooms with very different acoustics; in a small, soundproofed studio, in an old tile covered public bath on Nørrebro, Copenhagen, and in Cisternerne. Copenhagen’s old subterranean water reservoir, with a 19 second echo. On “dødedans” the sound is neither manipulated nor layered in the mix. The listener only hears the sound captured by six microphones.
Cronhammar designed the cover; two stapled aluminium plates with the vinyl’s diameter milled down on all sides. On the outside there are holes in three depths, and in each of the eight corners of the plates a letter is ingraved constituting the title “dødedans”. Inside, in addition to the vinyl, the artist’s monograms and the publishing’s numbering are engraved.
The music and the cover together represent “dødedans”. Therefore the music is not available online or on other media.
Release date: September 20th, 2017
Price: 700 Euros / 5000 Danish Kroner
Music: Lars Greve (clarinet, double clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baryton saxophone)
Cover: Ingvar Cronhammar
Mix: Andreas Pallisgaard
Pictures: Lærke Posselt
Gallery: Nils Stærk