Arrival consists of two long format sound pieces for deep listening: "Guided Memory / Residue" and "Arrival." This past Winter I temporarily lost some of my hearing, and these pieces reflect my journey in and then out of that transformational experience. As my auditory reality became more and more limited, my dream world and inner connection to mystery became rich. It felt like I was witnessing a dark, star-filled sky, with the earth and physicality fading, floating, no bearings. In this state, I had dream upon dream where I was listening to the voices and songs of my ancestors. Their voices
spoke to me, supported me and told me stories I didn't remember forgetting. My experience with those patient, outside-of-time voices inspired these sound pieces that, with their subtle energy and vibration, dismantled and dissolved the hardness between this (out)side and the other (inside), and allowed me to return home. -
Please note: Both sound pieces contain sub-low, bass frequencies. For best results play on a full-spectrum stereo system or through quality headphones.
All sounds by Lindsay Dobbin. Art by Elizabeth Johnson.