Momento Mori

by The Letter String Quartet

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Words & Music: Marita Dyson, Stuart Flanagan

Momento Mori
My silken dresses are made of coffins:
You never had a future,
Plunged into boiling water,

Mulberry, momento mori

The message is within you,
White and crimson berries are bleeding on my fingers.

Growing your white wings,
Though you will never fly,
Sleep soundly under branches,
For it is not your intention
To soon die.

A felted capsule,
A strength unrivalled,
A sheen with magic lustre;
A hope you cast in circles.

I used to value all those worldly dresses,
But now the only feeling,
Is the texture of a deathbed.


released November 29, 2019
Released November 29, 2019

Words & Music:The Orbweavers: Marita Dyson, Stuart Flanagan
Artwork by Marita Dyson & Stuart Flanagan

Strings and Vocals Recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap Recording Studio
Marita's Vocals recorded by The Orbweavers at Waterway Studio
Mixed by Jed Palmer
Mastered by Casey Rice

Vocals - Marita Dyson
Violin & Vocals - Steph O'Hara
Violin & Vocals - Lizzy Welsh
Viola & Vocals - Biddy Connor
Cello & Vocals - Zoë Barry


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The Letter String Quartet is an innovative and captivating ensemble who push the sonic possibilities of the string quartet into new realms. TLSQ are multi-instrumentalists, composers and sound designers who all play, sing and compose for the ensemble - a rare combination. TLSQ create music that shimmers with complexity, depth and great beauty. ... more

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