On the 10th of October the book and double-LP box set Hall Cronhammar Index will be made available in a limited edition of 491 numbered and signed copies by Nordsø Records. The release contains two vinyl records with a total playing time of more than one and a half hour of music as well as a 48-page book in LP format featuring extensive photo material and an essay documenting the artists’ longstanding cooperation.
The records and book comes in a hardback canvas frame placed in a separate box that also contains a set of Ingvar Cronhammar’s newly designed “Hansha” metal cutlery with the artists’ names engraved (the cutlery is not available on the retail market and can only be purchased as part of the box set). This edition is numbered #001 to #300 and costs 200 Euro.
A standard edition “only” including the two vinyl records and the book in the hardback canvas frame will also be available. This version is numbered #301 to #491. The price for this edition is 80 Euro.
Both editions can be purchased and ordered on the Nordsø Records site as long as stock lasts. The music is analogue based and there will be no digital download codes available with the product. You can order the box via Nordsø’s shop site here:
The two vinyl records contain newly edited versions of the four major pieces of music Hall has recorded for Cronhammar in the period 2001-2017:
Side 1: Elia (23.14)
Side 2: Racing Cars (24.35)
Side 3: H (24.00)
Side 4: Design (19.47)
The first time the two artists collaborated was in connection with the inauguration of the Elia steel dome outside Herning in 2001. Next time it happened was in conjunction with the ARoS exhibition Racing Cars in 2006. In 2015 their cooperation reached its preliminary culmination with the subterranean reservoir installation H at the Cisterns in Copenhagen, an event that was visited by almost 100.000 people and won great appraisal from both the audience and art critics all over the world (such as The New York Times).
It is in relation to the newly opened retrospective exhibition Ingvar Cronhammar – Design at HEART (Herning Museum of Contemporary Art) that Martin Hall has written and recorded the last piece of music for the new box set, Design.
The album will be made available in digital form on the 31st of October.
Formally the box set was pre-launched on the 8th of September in a limited amount of copies made available to the guests on the day of the opening of the new exhibition at HEART. The remaining copies will be produced, signed and delivered during October.
”New Cronhammar exhibition is like a journey into the heart of darkness.”
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”Absolutely gorgeous vinyl release. Excellent.”
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