Richard Calder says: ‘Visions of childhood, and childhood visionaries, have been a constant theme in my work. Childhood is a world that — though distant, and half-forgotten — constantly revisits itself upon us, and invests our adult lives with strangeness. It's the strangeness that interests me. Whisper is an improvisation on the motif of the imaginary friend and various reports, and theories, surrounding a sleeping disorder that medical literature sometimes refers to as an “entity attack”. But essentially, the story is about childhood loneliness, and how a child's imagination can represent a world apart, a realm alien, strange, and often overwhelmingly powerful.’


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