Sound-only works have been broadcast on Radiophrenia, Soundthought and HearSay International Audio Festivals, as well as radio across the UK and Ireland.
The Punk Glass Swan (Radio Play)
The Mermaid, the Musician and the Millionaire (Audio Book)
The writing was inspired by lyrical Irish words and phrases that cannot be translated into English. The work responds to the Irish audio project ‘Sea Tamagotchi’ (Magan, 2020), which is collecting and preserving the Gaelic vocabulary of Atlantic coastal communities in a sea dictionary. Minimal sound effects of the sea were used as background, with a reliance on the spoken word leaving space for the listener to build their own personalised imagery of the story in their head, as they would when reading a book.
All the sounds in the work are representational. For example: (i) Seven steps are used as rhythmic musique concrete throughout – The Seven Steps programme from Plan International shows how to be an active bystander near a woman walking alone at night. (ii) Gas stove sounds are used to illustrate the ‘gas-lighting’ of women’s experience. (Gas lighting is a form of psychological manipulation where a false narrative leads to someone questioning their own reality.)
A sound journey into the future by stepping into a time machine.
Shortlisted for the HearSay International Audio Prize 2021.