Thursday, October 16, 2008

and the interviews continue...

okay. so first off, i can't decide whether or not 4 in one day was a good or bad idea. i got through 3 pretty well (two hours of intently listening, probing, and typing each), but i was so dead during the last that i was actually struggling to keep my eyes open - which was far from out of boredom, i must emphasize. from that perspective, it was a bad idea indeed. but! because i was so exhausted, it forced me to stop typing and just be with the person. look at them. treat it more like a conversation. it was so much more intimate and beautiful (and without typing sounds cluttering the recording). granted, i was at this person's home vs. yet another of seattle's social experiments via coffee, which certainly led to the intimacy and sleep-inviting qualities. still, i was given access to something new through the inundation.

as for the interviews - i am loving every part of the process and what it's yielding so much more then i could have anticipated. i started off on this tangent because it "felt like the right thing to do," not because i had some master plan as to how i would use all of this collected information or why i was even collecting it. after 6 interviews (and counting), i sat down to compile the audio and ended up spending another few hours listening back to portions of each interview. they are so magical! each sound environment, unique - each person, incredibly unique and poetic and real. so real! so real and honest and ordinary, really. so ordinary, so "every day" that they're just the opposite. these experiences, these recordings, these captured moments in time, have become my little treasures.

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