A Sound Poetry: Unveiling Emotion through Echoing Intimacy - 1,000 Kisses
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1,000 Kisses

A Sound Poetry: Unveiling Emotion through Echoing Intimacy - 1,000 Kisses
Acoustic with Soundscape
Spoken Voice
Description of Work:

"1,000 Kisses" is a captivating sound poetry-scape that explores a myriad of artistic and emotional concepts. As a testament to the power of spoken word, this evocative piece invites listeners into a profound exploration of narrative and storytelling. It stands as a remarkable collaboration between the talented Catherine Bowman, who lends her voice and text to the piece, and Miriama Young, who co-composes this extraordinary work.

This intriguing sound poem focuses on the various ways of telling a story, diving deep into the nuances of voice and voicing. Through the eloquent interplay of words and sounds, "1,000 Kisses" brilliantly captures the listener's imagination, urging them to reflect on the importance of communication and the influence of the spoken word.

In "1,000 Kisses", Bowman and Young experiment with layering different acoustic spaces, creating an intricate sound tapestry that envelops the listener in a unique auditory experience. This careful arrangement of sounds forms a poetic landscape that resonates deeply and lingers long after the piece has ended.

However, perhaps the most poignant aspect of "1,000 Kisses" is its exploration of intimacy. Through the expressive power of Bowman's voice and the atmospheric composition by Young, the piece subtly captures the delicate nuances of close relationships, revealing the profound emotions that often remain unspoken.

"1,000 Kisses" is more than just a sound poem—it is a journey into the heart of human connection and the power of words to convey our deepest emotions. Released as part of the "Speak Volumes" collection on November 1, 2011, this piece continues to touch hearts and inspire listeners with its deep-rooted themes and compelling soundscapes.

The text of "1,000 Kisses" is by Catherine Bowman, first published in 2006 and re-purposed for this collaboration with permission from Four Way Books. This website celebrates the beauty and depth of "1,000 Kisses", inviting fans and newcomers alike to delve into the world of sound poetry. We invite you to explore the unique auditory landscape of "1,000 Kisses", a sound poem that speaks volumes about the human condition.

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