The sea has always been a great inspiration to me. Although John Masefield’s poem ‘Sea Fever’ was originally written in 1902, it still resonates today. ‘I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied’. I have felt this call many times and the sea has been a constant companion and comfort throughout the years. For this piece, I set off from my mother’s house in Galway on a clear and beautiful Christmas Eve afternoon. The setting although busy with activity was familiar and extremely peaceful. The poem captures the wild call of the sea and I thought the words were fitting.
Read by Aran Morrison.
Photography is by Orla Kirwan.
This piece was included in Sound Devices N.3 in Dublin on March 28th 2013.
Sound Devices is a series of curated monthly events setting out to explore the creative connection between sound and literature with an exciting program taking place in historical Rathmines Library. Organised in celebration of the Library’s 100th Anniversary and curated by award-winning sound artist La Cosa Preziosa, each monthly event will present a varied and thought-provoking programme of Irish and International soundscape miniatures sent in from around the world.
You can listen to a podcast of pieces from Sound Devices N.3 here.