Composed and Produced by Sami El-Enany
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Tuesday 31 May 2022 as part of 'Short Cuts, Series 31, Sound Effects'
A Falling Tree Production
Accompaniment for Ever-Present Sounds first maps the sound of my tinnitus, a high slightly muffled G sharp in my right ear, then uses that sound as an inspiration for a composition.
The thought was, perhaps by treating my tinnitus as an integral part of something I find beautiful, I could befriend it.
A month after making this piece, I have noticed that my tinnitus bothers me less.
Sometimes our fears are like huge and contorted shadows of a finger puppet. If we are able to face them, we may realise they are actually very small.