Reflections on the Task

Two of the main reasons that I chose to interview my friend was because of her unique relation to place and interesting character. Being a good friend of mine, I know my subject as a funny, down-to-earth and entertaining character. If anyone were to follow them on snapchat you would know that they always have a story to tell. The second reason as to why I chose them link directly back to the theme of piece, as my subject has cerebral palsy, thus having to relate to space through their wheelchair. Not only did I see the important issues that could surface from this interview, but also the potential for an interesting soundscape.

The natural tone and rhythm of my subject’s voice inclines me to forgo having any musical tracks, and rather take a minimalistic approach to sound effects that will familiarise audiences with their story. For the vast majority of listeners are likely to not require the use of a wheelchair, this point is especially important. Something as small as the sound of a wheel going over a bump adds character to my subject’s mode of transportation. Furthermore, this will emphasise the issue of poor infrastructure that is evident in Wollongong.

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