Dance with My Child
In December 2011 I took three sequences of photographs of myself, shrouded in silk, in a wild Baltic seashore landscape. The sequences are named after the three peninsulas on northern Fårö where I took the photographs.
The sound track was recorded in July 2012 at ToneZone Studios in Stockholm. It was created specially for the three sequences. The musicians are Karin Frölén, soprano and Kina Sellergren, cornetto.
Sunlight and shadow. A battle with the wind. Again I am covered in white silk. This time one is reminded of the emergent butterfly trying to escape it’s cocoon. A huge tail (or wing) curves out over the sea. There is brightness, life and challenge – but the sun disappears behind a cloud. I am also trapped and hidden.
For Norsholmen I chose Schubert’s Lullaby as melodic theme. The musicians improvise around the theme. At the end Karin Frölen sings the first two lines of the first verse.
Schlafe, schlafe, holder süsser Knabe,
Leise wiegt dich deiner Mutter Hand;
which translates roughly as:
Slumber, slumber sweetest boy,
gently rocked by your mother’s hand;
The mystery of dawn and each new day.