‘Buzzers and Buzzards’ is the first animation I’ve made with sound – it started with a recording of patient Katie talking to Singing for Breathing’s Phoene Cave.
Check out the brilliant Singing for Breathing program at The Royal Brompton (and info for interested patients) here.
Katie described the different soundscapes of the hospital and her own home. She emphasised the artificial sounds of the hospital and the contrast with the incidental ‘natural’ sounds of the birds outside the window.
Thinking about home is common when you spend so long in a hospital room – the meaning of ‘Island’ in the ‘Island Collaborations’ project title reflects the seeming distance between the room and home, as well as the isolation from other CF patients because of cross infection risk. But the ‘Collaborations’ reflects the links that patients can create in spite of this.