Open “Bus” and “Evening: 42 to 71” by David Hadbawnik
These two works are built on the same interface yet take slightly different approaches to their space on the screen.
“Bus” creates a soundscape of the interior of a bus in an urban location, and then uses a black screen for over a minute at the beginning of the piece to focus our attention on the aural information. When the narrative prose starts to flow on the screen, the narrator can focus on describing what he sees and we become immersed in his observations without needing further elaboration on the setting we’re in. The wandering eye approach to this and the next poem yields acute observations of human behavior while revealing much about the narrator & speaker.