Smithereens – Silence

Smithereens Silence

About Silence SEQUENCE 5.1 (2016)

I grew up in Dublin, the youngest of six children in a house full of noise. My mother says I did not speak until I was three years old as I was able (through various gestures) to convince my siblings to do my bidding. I learnt to get my needs met and was fortunate to navigate a boisterous family that taught me many of life’s enduring lessons. Eking out a space of my own in which to play was one such early requirement. I often hid under the bed with the blankets pulled down so I could escape the chaos and shut out the world, but never completely. There was always the background sound of my family.

Enjoy the Silence – Susanna and the Magical Orchestra

Whatever You Say Say Nothing – Seamus Heaney

Hunger – Steve McQueen

The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan – No Artist

Mulholland Drive – David Lynch

Federico Garcia Lorca’s songs : El Silencio – Maria de los Angeles cuca Esteves

Our Lips are Sealed – The Go Go’s

Cartographies of Silence – Adrienne Rich (read by Niamh Thornton)

Silence – Pat Collins

No Surprises – Radiohead

A Moment of Silence – Emmanuel Ortiz

When I am Deaf – Low

4’33” – John Cage

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