Olle Cornéer and Martin Lübcke from Sweden work together on their sound installations and performances as a team. That is why this time the Five Sound Questions are answered by two people at once.
Martin Lübcke is a musician and a computer consultant and Olle Cornéer is a DJ/producer of electronic music. These are their answers to the Five Sound Questions:
1. What sound from your childhood made the most impression on you?
Martin: The snare drum sound that occurs when you slam the lid to a plastic toilet.
Olle: The first time I pressed down C-E-G on our black piano. So beautiful.
2. How do you listen to the world around you?
Martin: Very actively. I always try to analyze sounds to find out if I like the particular sound for it’s association - or for it’s timbre.
Olle: Sometimes I don’t listen at all. It’s just the everyday life. And sometimes I listen to it like the orchestra it is. Strange how you can switch between those two modes.
3. Which place in the world do you favor for its sound?
Martin: The forest, stairs, churches, dry places with rain.
Olle: New places, for example cities I visit. Because they force me to start listen to them, since I’m away from the normal. Sometimes I even add a soundtrack - some specific music in my headphones - to alter the experience.
4. How could we make sound improve our lives?
Martin: By listening more actively. Not only sounds for communication like music and speaking - but all sounds.
Olle: On a personal level it’s easy. Just start to listen. But how do you get people to listen? That’s more tricky…
5. What sound would you like to wake up to?
Martin: The sucking of a thumb.
Olle: The birds that come with the early Swedish summer.
Also read the answers of other artists in the Five Sound Questions section.