What is a Life Echo?
What’s the process?
The memories that you recall will have sounds, our questions encourage you to think about these sounds, as well as how to choose your memory shortlist
Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, it will be submitted to one of our sound artists, there will then be a follow up conversation to explore the answers and the accompanying sounds. This will take around an hour, the artist will explore those sounds which are key to you as well as the memories and stories behind them, these will then form the basis for an artistic re-interpretation of the sounds of your memories
Why don’t we use bad memories? We believe that both creating and listening to your Life Echo should be a positive experience. We don’t believe that that will happen if we pull together the sounds of your bad memories.
Your Life Echo will be thoughtful, bespoke and made only for you.
Will I like the sound?
In some ways, a Life Echo is a sound documentary of your memories, just without any images, we hope that the images are stored in your mind and that the Life Echo will help you to reconnect with them.
Memories and sounds
Once listed, your memories may be ordered in terms of:
Age and time period
Themes (objects or photos, as appropriate)
Recalled associated colour and frequency sounds
Emotional impact that the memory draws up
Life Echoes can also use organised music as templates, so for example, a recording might be manipulated to the rhythm of one of your favourite pieces of music, so the sounds that you recall can also be adapted to match the keys of music that you like.
What do I get?
You are the only person who will ever have this artistic interpretation of the sounds of your life.
The Life Echo will be sent to you on a ‘playbutton’, which is a badge that is also an MP3 player, alternatively you can host your Life Echo on a bracelet. Once you have it, you can download it onto any hardware, or keep it private, it’s up to you.
The sounds that you describe will be sourced from a combination of sound archives, research, artistic development and production.
Some sounds will be sound effects, sound re-creation, mixing to produce new sounds.