Poetisk Podcast #14: Atomernes dans (Dance of the Atoms)
Ever since I heard about the substance of thought, I have had difficulty finding a way amongst the many objects that block the movement of thought. Molecules, ions, atoms. Synapses, fluids, neurons. Not that free thought has become impossible, but difficult, an obstacle course.
Nordic Council Literature Prizewinner Solvej Balle’s hypnotic text Or set in the future through Ida Nerbø’s soundtrack. Curiosity and wonder. The continuous and the punctuated – out into a new sphere. Intense, beautiful, and relentless. (Outside of her sound design work Ida mostly known for her DJ and Techno productions.)
Atomernes dans is the last of five productions in the series Poetic Podcast Sends 2050, where the invited poets were given five titles to choose from as points of inspiration: CIRKUS 3000, and Lytteposten, the first two in the series, dealt with the title ‘Thing/Nothing’. Kære mor, the fourth, and AFTER-TIME, the third, relate to ‘A Solar Wind in One’s Hair’, and Atomernes dans to… ‘The Dance of the Atoms’.