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Liam Furey: The Silence of ...Embedded audio
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The silence of Kilmister Tops takes inspiration from a walk I took up the Skyline Walkway near my home in Crofton Downs. This was during New Zealand's Level 4 Lockdown in response to COVID-19. The top of this hill gave views over Wellington City. From the top, I remember the experience of hearing nothing: no noise pollution from city life, no human interaction, no birds out. Only a gentle breeze and the rustling of the long grass. This piece is written to evoke the juxtaposed, contrasting feelings I had in response to this empty silence: a sense of meditation, yet discomfort from the absense of human livelihood.