Children of the Volcano (2)
April 30, 2010
[Islandia, Abraham Ortelius, 1585, featuring an eruption of Hekla and various concerned and unconcerned animals]
Last week on HiLobrow Matthew Battles addressed a missing link in the Icelandic sagas — unaccountably, they included no volcanoes! And yet, we know that there were volcanoes, as much as there were Vikings, and auroras, and glaciers, and story-songs summoning wizards and adventures to while away the long northern nights.
But the tales were first lives and the words were first sounds. In a similar spirit of creative elaboration, I offer these sounds of the saga to fill the sonic gap.
Read the original story by Matthew Battles on HiLobrow
Voice and sound design by Peggy Nelson
Additional music by Voces Thules: Krummavísur (The Raven)