The Intimacy of Sound
I recall the moment I first met the father of my daughter. I was 19 years old. I was working for a newspaper at the time and I interviewed him. When I saw my friend afterwards, the first words I uttered to her were, “His voice!”
Yep, I had fallen in love with his voice.
Eleven years later, I fell in love for the second time.
This time it wasn’t with a person. I had discovered the power of telling stories using sound. A love affair began.
Poet Mark Nepo writes, “to listen is to lean in softly with a willingness to be changed by what we hear.”
At this year’s Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival, The Wayfinder Mobile Story Studio will turn into an intimate listening/sharing space that invites participants to experience a deeper connection to sound and story.
The experience will involve visual deprivation while listening to a short story wearing headphones. Participants will remain blindfolded as they are asked some questions by me, the host. The conversation will be inspired by the listening experience and will take the participant places they’ve never been.
This is an invitation to come and fall in love.