Music arrangement and Knife design derives from Piae Cantions, a collection of late medieval Latin songs first published in 1582. It has wonderful harmonies and is often heard around Christmas time.
I have studied the historic parchments and notations to make suitable designs, that I then hand etch in to my antique materials. Every item in my online shop, I have designed and etched by hand, which makes them unique and one of a kind items. I wanted to create something meaningful and beautiful but I also wanted to include the mindset of sustainability in to it. Therefor the materials are old antique items redesigned for a bigger and musical purpose of connection and friendship.
The items patina therefor gives the history and culture context more veritas, and also reminds us of the people who came before us. I also arrange, record and make music videos of all my designs. In the slideshow down below, you can see some of the designs of Knifes and Spoons that I have made from Piae Cantiones.
During 1582 a Finnish student at the university in Rostock compiles a book of sheet music containing 74 Latin church and school songs. The student with this, wanted to preserve ancient hymns and different song from Sweden and Finnland. In the book we can also find songs that originates from France, England, Bohemia and Germany.
According to the Oxford Book of Carols, “The songs spread in the reformed Church of Sweden and Finland, and were still sung in Swedish schools in 1700, and in Finland late in the nineteenth century.”