Jacob Kirkegaard – ‘Nagaras’

Jacob Kirkegaard’s project ‘Nagaras’ – capturing momentary visual fragments of millions of sand grains which in joint rapid movement create a rare sonic phenomenon ‘The Singing Sands’.

“Nagaras (“drum”) aims to portray a rare phenomenon that exists in very few deserts around the world. At times, some sand dunes in these deserts can produce deep mysterious humming sounds. The phenomenon is known as the Singing Sands or Booming Dunes. Over the last thousand years the phenomenon has been described by travelers, most famously by Marco Polo. “Nagaras” is a word which by several travelers was used to describe the phenomenon.”

Jacob Kirkegaard - Nagaras

Jacob Kirkegaard – Nagaras