Niels Lyhne Løkkegard – Egis Ce Asc (Calibration of the Human Ear) 12“+10“+7“



Edition od 100 copies in special heavy custom-made foldout sleeve.

Egis Ce Asc is a solo piece for pipe organ and a calibration of the human ear. Across 6 movements the listener is presented to a series of sonic plateaus which ascend from the low range to the high range frequency spectrum, and in many ways Egis Ce Asc is thought out to be a sine sweep for the human ear.

The title refers to the major third intervals between E – G#, C -E and Ab – C which in Danish are pronounced Egis Ce Asc.

Løkkegaard holds a special interest in the major third due to the keyposition of this interval within Western music. The major third is thought to be a “natural” interval but is in fact artificially high pitched within the tempered tuning of Western music, and by playing only major thirds – the ear starts to listen in and capture the low differential tones the upper partials and so on – tones which are all interfering with eachother.

A major third is not just a major third – it´s a micro cosmos – and the normativity ot the major third is exposed.

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard is a Danish multidisciplinary artist. Working within the domains of imaginary & physical sound as well as other non-sonic media, Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard considers his work to be a basic research in realities. He was educated at the RMC in Copenhagen and the School of Architecture at The Royal Danish Academy of Art, and his work has been awarded with several prizes and been presented at a variety of different venues and museums around the world.