sounds of longing and fear

Outdoors on a grassy field, with a wire fince in the background. Two women are sitting on the grass. One is wearing a green dress, the other what looks like a repspattered cape. They look at eachoter intensly, while the women in a red clock is speaking

Our thoughts, emotions, fears, longing and hopes all have sounds. This project explores this hidden landscape of sound within, opening up the possibility of listening inwards.

The project specifically explores 'spontaneous' inner sounds, the sounds we might hear but we don't feel we are in control of or are even entirely sure where they come from - inside or outside. It aims to delve deep into the sounds we might not always want to hear, the sounds of fear late at night, the sounds of longing and of darkness.

Through audience interactions, using text prompts as ‘scores’ to trigger or suggest inner sound experiences, this performance piece suggests an undercurrent of sounds within our thoughts, emotions, and fears - always there, at the edges of our consciousness.

Performed as part of Foolish People's performance 'The Woods Trapped at the Edge of Midnight'; Wilderness Festival, 2015. 

"Sounds of Longing and Fear" re-imagined as part of the immersive art event "The Cells" in the Old Police Cells, Brighton, 2016.

White woman with short hair is standing on a dim staircase. She is handing something to a white man with short hair
Looking down a staircase, there is a blurry figure of a woman dressed in black. Foregrounded is hand holding a small note with the text 'sound of anxiety'