For all of us with little to no experience of life as a teenage girl, Music For Sleeping Children gives us a peek. Mercury Prize nominated producer Boom Bip (aka Bryan Hollon) and artist Charlie White recorded interviews with a series of young women and created a score of sorts, soundtracking the emotional peaks and valleys that come with just being a 12-16 year old.
From the project's website:
“White and Hollon set out to realize a far more ambitious project conceived by White as the marriage of in-depth teen interviews, discussions, and studio projects with pop, electronica, hip hop and experimental composition...Music for Sleeping Children underscores the complex tensions resonant in the teen voices while transforming each girl into a popular music form of her own.”
For a grown man to listen to, it's a fascinating, heartwarming and painful glimpse at the unique joys and sorrows of completely alien and vaguely familiar world. Check out all the songs here.