Encountering:It Is As It Was Clip Copy.WAV by Chris A. Wright published on 2019-06-29T10:45:39Z This work uses recorded multi-dialogues that interact with the listener, with movement and with the location to present a fascinating archive of significant events in women's lives. As the listener enters the space, there are murmurs as sounds of the voices, women's voices, tumble out of speakers becoming louder and more individually discernible. These are women’s stories gathered from a time when an event significantly changed their life. Fragments of dialogues are heard simultaneously, weaving and interweaving the tellers’ lives through the narrative of the listeners’ own. Encountering explores ideas of different rhythms through pattern of movement of the listener and the rhythm of language. Different tongues, dialects and patterns create a textural work that relates intimately to the trajectory of the listener through the space. The stories present a varied archive of experience where the re-telling of the tale creates a different remembering. Playing simultaneously through multiple speakers, the stories become fragmented to the listener and provide a space for listeners’ own stories to become part of the work. Narratives come from England, Italy and Canada.