‘Soundstage’: Heather Christian Wrote a Stirring Anthem for Just Getting Through the Day

‘Soundstage’: Heather Christian Wrote a Stirring Anthem for Just Getting Through the Day
“Prime: A Practical Breviary” opens with a bird call.

Heather Christian wrote this work of audio theater as a reinterpretation of the daily prayers that some in religious life take every morning. But that opening sound of nature is the first idea that this isn’t centered in any one particular faith. It’s not pinned to a particular place. Rather than abide to a location or a mindset or a belief system, the listener is invited to begin this musical meditation by imagining their own chosen venue.

“In lieu of a stage, you’re activating whatever atmosphere the listener is in,” Christian told IndieWire. “If you’re in the city, the birds in the yard become a relief or if you’re in the country, it’s like, ‘This is the day. Now I’m just gonna hyperbolize it just a little bit.'”

That immersion into the world
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