Faroese music maker Jens L. Thomsen has revealed details of an ambitious sound installation project that he’ll be conducting for the Southbank Centre’s ‘Nordic Matters’ festival.

Best known for his work under the moniker ORKA, the Nordic Music Prize nominated musician has announced that he’ll be joining forces with the Southbank Centre in 2017 to create a sound installation capturing the spirit of the Nordic region.

The project, entitled NORÐ, will comprise sounds submitted by a variety of artists throughout the Nordic region who are currently being invited to respond to Thomsen’s ‘open call‘.

“I’m really excited about this project because of the large scale. My work has been a lot about finding a Nordic sound or tone but it’s always been fairly specific and limited to a certain site. This project allows me to draw on years of work and research from an entire region to be explored across a massive canvas.” – Jens L. Thomsen

The London based musician aims to create a sonic experience “structured as a journey from the bottom of the sea to the sky“, with the installation set to centre around the Royal Festival Hall from April 2017.

To find out more about this ambitious project, as well as to find out how to submit sound samples to be included in the installation, check out Jens L. Thomsen’s website.

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