Tvisongur Sound Sculpture

Tvisongur Sound Sculpture

Tvisongur is a sound sculpture by the German artist Lucas Kühne, located on the mountainside, a 15-20 minute walk from the town. 

The work is built of concrete and consists of five interconnected domes of different sizes. The domes range in height from two to four meters, covering an area of about 30 square meters.

Each dome has its own resonance that corresponds to a tone in the Icelandic musical tradition of five-tone harmony and works as a natural amplifier to that tone.  

Tvisongur was opened to the public in 2012 and everyone can access it. It is embedded in the mountainside above the town, in a quiet area with a breathtaking view of the fjord. It offers an acoustic sensor that can be explored and experimented with by the visitor.

The site’s solitude and tranquillity offer a perfect setting for singing or music playing, alone, in harmony, for one's own pleasure or for an audience.

Lukas Kühne’s artworks are dedicated to space and frequency. He lives in Berlin and Montevideo, Uruguay, where he heads the workshop “Form and Sound” at the Faculty of Arts of the State University.

The sculpture Tvisongur relates to a series of works by the artist dealing with musical forms, one of which is the sculpture “Cromatico” built in Tallinn, Estonia in 2011.

To visit Tvisongur, walk up the gravel track that starts opposite the Brimberg Fish Factory.