Mind Map For Five Players is a 20-minute site-specific composition written for Mønsted Kalkgruber, Denmark – the world’s largest limestone mine. The piece was commissioned by SNYK (New Music Organization, Denmark) and was premiered on September 12th in Mønsted Kalkminer by Maria Laurette-Friis, Thomas Morgan, Torben Snekkestad, Kresten Osgood and Søren Kjærgaard (composer).
The piece interweaves a variety of sonicalities that are inspired by the sounds and silences inside the mines, like dripping water, crumbling rocks, crying bats – all immersed in a dark and heavy humidity. Each performer prepares a set of sounds which is laid out in the graphic score, by choosing ones own path through it. As the piece unfolds, the five players encounter in an ever changing and indeterminate sonic cross field.
Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.