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BLINDNESS Podcast 1: Creating a Binaural Sound Installation

BLINDNESS Podcast 1: Creating a Binaural Sound Installation

In the lead up to #awf21 which includes our season of the internationally renowned sound installation theatre piece BLINDNESS, we are running a three part podcast series.

In our first podcast, sound designer Ben Ringham talks to Toby Davey about how they’ve upended the idea of theatre as a visual experience, presenting the story through an incredible binaural soundscape.

Auckland Writers Festival, in partnership with Auckland Live, presents the Donmar Warehouse production of BLINDNESS. A socially-distanced sound installation and immersive theatre experience direct from the UK.

Event 01: BLINDNESS 32 Performances Tuesday 11 May - Sunday 16 May.

As an adjunct to Auckland Writers Festival & Auckland Live’s presentation of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of BLINDNESS, join disability advocate Martine Abel-Williamson, legally blind writer Steff Green and The University of Auckland Dean of Arts Dr. Robert Greenberg for a post-performance conversation about the controversy surrounding Saramago’s novel of the same name because of its negative representations of blindness, and the ways in which society privileges sight / the visual.

This conversation will take place on Friday May 14 at 3.30pm (immediately following the 2.15pm performance) in the Supper Room of the Auckland Town Hall, 301-317 Queen Street, and is free to attend.