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The Sound Edit ))) January 2015

))) The Sound: the giddy optimism of the new year was swiftly curtailed as the horrifying Charlie Hebdo events in Paris started unfolding.  I am still finding it difficult to process the brutality of what occurred. While the worldwide news channels presenting the same images over and over in an endless loop only helped make matters more surreal, it…

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The Sound Edit ))) November 2014

))) The Play: Follow at the Abbey Theatre (Peacock stage).  I am always interested in alternative uses of narrative devices, in whatever format, so was immediately intrigued when I heard of this piece of theatre as it claimed to be “inspired by sign language as a form of communication and narrative device”.  As if that wasn’t challenging enough,…

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The Sound Edit ))) October 2014

))) The Book: A Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert. As some of you might know, I like my French novels. It’s one literary passion my college professors didn’t manage to extinguish by force of essays on the-critics-criticizing-the-criticism. To clarify the extent of my obsession, I once recorded my way across Belleville to find multiple voices for my…