dream listener audiobook
HOW TO GET YOUR OWN
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Or contact us <crum1(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
to donate $10 in return for a limited edition CD in custom packaging (plus shipping and handling). All proceeds go to the Saint James Drop-In Centre.
pour faire un don de 10$ en échange pour un édition limitée du disque compact en emballage fait à la main (prix de livraison non-inclus)les profits de cette vente seront versés au Centre de jour St-James.
For more information on the project:
- “Dream listener / Porteur de rêves / Portador de sueños : Nous sommes tous de beaux rêveurs” Spirale No. 219, 2008
- CRUM articles on dream listener
- dreamlistener blog
“The dream listener audiobook is a lyrical and fiercely forthright meditation on the place of dreams on Montréal’s streets. Karen Elaine Spencer courageously opens up the intensely private world of her own (nighttime) dreams in order to establish a place of connection and conversation with members of Montréal’s homeless population. In so doing, she invites us to listen to the dreams and stories of people typically rendered completely silent by contemporary society. Through a multilayered narrative that juxtaposes dreams with harsh reality, love with fear, connection with painful rupture, the dream listener highlights the beauty, tragedy, and fragility of life on the street, all the while beckoning us to become better listeners.” — Patricia Martin, Professeure Adjointe, Géographie humaine, Université de Montréal
“Dream Listener isn’t just about Karen Spencer telling us her dreams. It’s about Spencer’s dreams connecting her – and us – to the lives of the ‘untouchables’ in our society: the homeless street-people who we rarely give voice to, or hear from. Spencer’s humanity shines through as she underscores the humanity of those people she has encountered, weaving together her collected dreams with their stories, her stories with their collected dreams. This engaging collage of interwoven narratives produced by the art collective CRUM successfully draws the listener in, making us all Dream Listeners and Beautiful Dreamers.” — Victoria Stanton, International Performance Artist and co author of Impure: Reinventing the Word.
dream listener : An audiobook in three movements is licensed under a
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