Sound2019

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Sound2019

2018
Within The Temporal Experience at Clang.cl

Jonas Kasper Jensen’s album Within the temporal experience is an atmospheric and dense sculptural experience where slow drones encloses the listener like waves. It is composed with altered recordings of string instruments and is Jensen’s first take on an album with classic elements.

The artistic intention behind this album is seeking the boundary between music and bare sound. The method Jensen uses for this investigation is to play around with the need for variation to make a composition become music. As such, Within The Temporal Experience invites the listener to dig into a dissolved and decentralized being, where everything and nothing is described at the same time and as such plays with the temporal experience in music.

In this way Jensen’s new album stands in opposition to his album Layers Of Bridges that was to be understood as a sonic sculpture that invites the listener to explore the subjective creations of listening. Within the temporal experience strives to do the opposite by being the negation of a central perspective.

Jonas Kasper’s electronic universe evokes a dialogue between music and art. Sound and physical material is inseparable to Jonas Kasper Jensen and his compositions are an integrated aspect of his artistic praxis.

Marcus Döller made the cover text especially for the release. Marcus is a philosopher who lives in Frankfurt and works with topics about Practical Philosophy, Epistemology and Aesthetics. His texts and thoughts has had a strong inspiration on the sound of Within The Temporal Experience. He opens the cover text with the following: “Music creates a silence within the sound. It creates a silence in the sound through the stretching of time as an expansion which creates a form of intensification within the temporal experience.”

Compositions by Jonas Kasper Jensen

Produced and mixed by Jonas Kasper Jensen
Mastered by Lars Graugaard
Artwork text Marcus Döller

2017
Layers of Bridges at clang.cl

Jonas Kasper Jensen’s album Layers Of Bridges is a noise-based, provocative sculptural soundscape where large stonewalls tower high above the listener. It is an intense journey where sounds at times are hard and spiky, at times reminiscent of shifting light that moves in shades of darkness – menacing, invasive and powerful – and at other a softness that envelops you in suspended, constant vibration. Always done with flair, the contrasts overtly seek the edges; the edge of what music and what art is, inviting the question what is sound?

Jonas Kasper’s electronic universe evokes a dialogue between music and art. Listening to Layers Of Bridges is a journey through a sonic sculpture that invites the listener to explore listening’s subjective creations. The album gently invites a shift in aural focus, a change in the angle of attention that brings to life facets of the sculpture. Buried inside the album’s formidable sonic makeup are harmonies that at first impression may challenge and provoke, but through carefull listening expose that things silent and profound hide inside the chaotic mixture of this intense and multi-layered sound.

All tracks on Layers Of Bridges are cut to exactly the same length. Since each track is likened to a sculpture without temporal beginning or end, each composition in turn represents a permanent presence that is exposed to the ear for the duration of the track. The duration is an indicator of how long one has to ‘listen to the sculpture’ to get in touch with the offering of each layered piece. The result is a collection of 5:30 minute long sound-objects.

Sound and physical material is inseparable to Jonas Kasper Jensen and his compositions is an integrated aspect of his artistic praxis.

Jakob Emdal made the cover art especially for the release. Jakob is an artist that works primarily with photography and his images has had a strong inspiration on the sound of Layers Of Bridges.

Compositions by Jonas Kasper Jensen

Produced and mixed by Jonas Kasper Jensen
Mastered by Lars Graugaard
Artwork by Jakob Emdal

2016
Superficies at Kreislauf.org
Artwork by by Trine Juulsen

2013
Aftenlandet at Peinture et Sculpture
Cover by Anni´s

2010
HEL EN at kreislauf.org
Artwork by Rolf Nowotny