Brønshøj Vandtårn by Jacob Ridderberg
Throat is an examination of using site-specific and unusual acoustic environments as a catalyst for compositional expression as well as a tool to transform and transcend the timbral and aesthetic qualities associated with the recorder as an instrument.
Brønshøj Vandtårn: the massive cathedral-like water tower with approximately 15 seconds of reverb is shrouded in modal harmony and airy organ like timbres. Central to this composition is the use of textural, timbral and spatial development as a way to introduce variation in the rhythmically simple and meditative musical material. In other words the development of the piece is produced by contrasting:
– The intimate and fragile with the distant and diffused.
– The static and the simple with the dramatic and the complex.
– The noisy and airy with the somewhat sinusoidal timbral possibilities of the recorder.
Every sound on the record originates from recordings of recorders (flutes) inside Brønshøj Vandtårn.
Throats debut album was released on the 11th of July 2021.
To learn more about the project you can follow and listen to Throat on the following platforms:
Full album at:
Concept, composition, arrangement, recording, production and mixing by Jacob Ridderberg.
Soprano-, alto-, tenor- and bass recorder by Stine Benjaminsen.
Visual concept, video production, coverart, graphic design, layout and press material by Joshua Chronstedt.
Mastering by Jacob Brøndlund
Physical release by Forlaget Kornmod and Bad Posture
This project has been made possible with the generous support of Statens Kunstfond, Koda Kultur, DJBFA and Sonning-Fonden.
BADP005 and FK55