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Morse Norse Love Song

from fluorescence decay by Christine Southworth

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Based on two Medieval Runic poems, from the Bryggen inscriptions (written on pieces of pine and discovered in Bergen, Norway in and after 1955).


Óst min, kyss mik
'My love, kiss me'

Mun þú mik,man ek þik.Unn þú mér,ann ek þér.
'Remember me,I remember you.Love me,I love you'.

These are translated into Morse Code and performed on solely electronic instruments:
---/.../-//--/../-./--..--//-.-/-.--/.../...//--/../-.-/
--/..-/-.//-.../..-//--/../-.-/--..--/
--/.-/-.//./-.-//-.../../-.-/.-.-.--..-./
..-/-./-.//-.../..-//--/./.-./--..--/
.-/-./-.//./-.-//-..././.-./.-.-.--..-.////

The background behind the verse is "Love" repeated in morse code.

Music by Christine Southworth
Lyrics based on two Runic poems from c. 1198-1248 AD

lyrics

Óst min, kyss mik
'My love, kiss me'

Mun þú mik,man ek þik.Unn þú mér,ann ek þér.
'Remember me,I remember you.Love me,I love you'.

These are translated into Morse Code and performed on solely electronic instruments:
---/.../-//--/../-./--..--//-.-/-.--/.../...//--/../-.-/
--/..-/-.//-.../..-//--/../-.-/--..--/
--/.-/-.//./-.-//-.../../-.-/.-.-.--..-./
..-/-./-.//-.../..-//--/./.-./--..--/
.-/-./-.//./-.-//-..././.-./.-.-.--..-.////

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from fluorescence decay, released June 19, 2020
Video: youtu.be/_R_ZRdXgD9M

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Christine Southworth Lexington, Massachusetts

Christine Southworth is a composer and video artist dedicated to creating art born from a cross-pollination of sonic and visual ideas. Inspired by intersections of technology & art, nature & machines, and musics from cultures around the world, her music employs sounds from man and nature, from Van de Graaff Generators to honeybees, Balinese gamelan to seismic data from volcanoes. ... more

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