“dødedans” (death dance) is an artwork made in 66 editions, created by the musician Lars Greve and the sculptor Ingvar Cronhammar. It consists of clarinet and saxophone improvisations, cut on a transparent vinyl and laid in a three-kilo heavy cover.
The music consists of unedited solo improvisations, recorded in three rooms with very different acoustics; in a small, soundproofed study room, in an old tiled covered public bath on Nørrebro, and in Cisternerne; Copenhagen’s former 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 stands behind the design of 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 there is a letter that together constitutes “dødedans”. Inside, in addition to the vinyl, the artist’s monograms and the publishing’s numbering are engraved.
The music and the cover create “dødedans”. The music is therefore not available online or on other media.
Release date: 19 september 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