This composition is based on the quote: 'Within every elderly person there's a younger person wondering what happened.' In it I have drawn on sound-scape, electro-acoustic and radio-phonic traditions to tell a story and develop the idea of 'the young child'. To do this, I first recorded a conversation I had with my Grandmother while we were looking through an old photograph album she had. From the stories she told me, I chose four of which I felt reflected the themes of love, grief, and hope. I selected these themes as they provided a narrative joining the four individual stories. Once the stories were selected, I recorded my 10 year old sister repeating some of the lines spoken by my Grandma, and also her own ideas on what the three themes meant to her. These were then combined with various music samples and edited together on ProTools 7.
28 Jan 2009: Realised as part of the Arts NOW Series, North Carolina State University, in North Carolina, USA
04 Jul 2009: Realised as part of the Australasian Computer Music Conference in Brisbane, Australia
24 Jul 2009: Realised as part of the 6th Sound and Music Computer Conference in Porto, Portugal
19 Oct 2009: Broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert
06 Dec 2009: Realised as part of the Beauty, Horror and Silence: The Electronic Arts and Music Festival in Miami, USA