On Tinnitus, 2017
Participatory sound performance.
12+ readers take turns to read out excerpts of a text that recounts how I first got tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears) and then describes my perception of the 'sounds'. Whilst the participants read the text out loud, I manipulate digital recreations of the tinnitus sounds that they can hear through headphones. in addition to adjusting the vo
Text excerpt. The full version of the text can be found below and in the 'Texts' section of this website.
Diagrams of the perceived 'positions' of two of the tinnitus 'sounds'.
One of a dozen sketch book pages of preparatory notes and drawings.
On Tinnitus excerpt 1: getting tinnitus, introduction of the sounds at full blast (covers readers 1 and 2).
On Tinnitus excerpt 2: the inward turn (covers reader 3 and part of reader 4).
On Tinnitus excerpt 3: movement of specific 'sounds' (covers reader 5 and part of reader 6).