Assignment #8

For this assignment, I wanted to continue exploring the sounds of water. Although the end product is not necessarily reminiscent of these themes, I thought a lot about general water conservation efforts and environmental concerns. Often, we are encouraged to take shorter shower or brush our teeth without the water running. Yet individual people only use 4-5% of the water supply with agriculture and corporations working within industry using the vast majority. So what does it mean when we individualize environmental efforts without addressing more central issues?

The title comes from an article about Lulu Brezzell, a mother in Flint, Michigan, who used 144 water bottles to cook Thanksgiving dinner for her family. The sound of the bottle opening is the backdrop to the rest of the piece which I hope is reminiscent of how we rely on water, and what happens when that reliance is literally poisoned.

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