The Things One Has to Listen to... (Audio)

Jan 01, 1990
Created by John J.H. Phillips
In his novel The Unnamable, Samuel Beckett's characters hear many intriguing sounds in the bleak landscape: "the sound of pierced air," and "a little cry like a wounded wistiti," to name just two. Occasionally he even describes the placement of sounds in space. Composed of acoustic and synthesized sounds etched into a background ambiance, The Things One Has to Listen to... is a tribute to Beckett's vision in a world too busy to listen. Commissioned by New American Radio.