Over the holidays, under the patient technical tutelage of Tyson Ellert, captain the audio firm Tyson Ellert Productions, I read An Effort to Understand into some very fancy sound-recording equipment stuffed inside my office closet and shrouded in a dark tent made of moving blankets.
It was like spending three days in a fort!
Tomorrow I’ll visit Tyson’s studio to touch up the recording, and we’ll have an Audible book, in time to coincide with the print publication date in March.
Yesterday, Tyson sent me what the book looks like on Tyson’s editing interface.
Each of the slices represents one of the individual essays which, organized in seven sections, make up the book. I hope the book reads just like it looks.
Thanks, Tyson: You taught me a ton in this process—mostly, that I’d never want to embark on a sound project of any kind without you as my partner.