A young girl
white vintage dress
blowing bubbles to the blue-lit mists
is a stranger
revealed from another realm
in disguise as an actress poised harmless
waits outside the window
Samples: Al Thumm drums, Glen Hadden acoustic guitar, Rachel Johnston cello, Melanie Walters flute
Created in Goodwood, South Australia
About: During this time I was doing live sound for a play called "The Visitors". My role was to sit backstage and process the sounds of the live cellists into an atmospheric wash and whorl of dementia. Pizzicato ostinati like crooked clockwork, and echoing screeches of demented sul ponticello.
The play was about this girl (pictured above) who gradually starts appearing to a man (though no one else sees her), as he loses his mind to dementia. The girl mocks his fading grip on (his) reality, but yet lovingly and tenderly lures and welcomes him into her world.
This was the first time I'd worked in theatre, and there was something mesmerizing about the fact this play was about dementia, and that I was sitting backstage where I couldn't see the actors, and listening to these disembodied voices, night after night. The same lines delivered over and over again into the darkness.