We are committed to giving voice to the usually unheard by playing their stories alongside those from well known writers and artists. Contributors will be heard on their terms, their words will not be edited. They will not be spoken about, they will speak for themselves. The only direction to the storyteller is to relate an event or moment in their life that is significant to them. The music subtly underpins the story as it’s being told, in an unconscious way, enabling the person to speak from deep within themselves and seems to unlock a deep emotional response.
“Normally I don’t trust my words until I put them on paper and examine them, and rearrange them, and examine them again. I worry the words until I believe that the story I want to tell is worth reading. That was why working with Stano was such an extraordinary experience. I just stood in front of a microphone and, for a few minutes, told a story. I’d nothing planned, except the bare plot – which didn’t need work because I was describing something that I had witnessed. I was letting the words flow, because I trusted Stano. I knew he’d do something interesting with him.
Then, months later, hearing – watching – what Stano had done; it was wonderful, deeply moving, hugely satisfying.
Thank you, Stano.”
RODDY DOYLE, WRITER
“THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND SEPT 4 2016 “I LISTENED TO BRIAN PALMS STORY AND WITHIN 90 SECONDS OF IT I KNEW THAT I TRUSTED STANO IMPLICITLY AND THAT SENSE OF TRUST IS SO IMPORTANT. YOU DON’T ALWAYS TRUST PEOPLE AND PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU’RE A WRITER, BECAUSE YOU’RE DEALING WITH PRODUCERS AND PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO MAKE YOU SAY THINGS IN A CERTAIN WAY AND THERE WAS A SENSE THAT HERE WAS SOMEBODY WHO WAS OPENING UP THIS SPACE WHERE YOU COULD SAY WHAT YOU WANTED TO SAY. WITH THIS PROJECT, STANO IS PRODUCING A RESERVOIR OF STORIES OF OUR LIVES, OF WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE IN THE WORLD.“
DERMOT BOLGER – WRITER
“IT’S A KIND OF A PARADOX. STANO HAS BROUGHT US TO THE CINEMA TO LISTEN TO STORIES AND LOOK AT NOTHING, BUT OF COURSE YOU’RE NOT LOOKING AT NOTHING, YOU’RE LOOKING AT SOMETHING THAT’S INSIDE THE WHOLE IMAGINATIVE SPACE OF YOUR OWN CONSCIOUSNESS. THERE’S AN IMAGE AT THE END OF EACH PIECE SO YOU DO GET A LITTLE BIT OF VISUAL STIMULUS BUT THE STIMULUS IS IN THE SOUNDS AND IN THE WORDS, IT’S IN THE SOUNDSCAPE. IT’S MORE THAN WHAT WE THINK OF AS MUSIC….I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER EXPERIENCED SUCH A KALEIDOSCOPE OF IMAGES IN THE DARK.“
THEO DORGAN, POET – ARENA RTE RADIO 1, MAY 19 2016