5.5 Questions for Sarah Petersen

Sarah Petersen leads "Hum" with WCCW (image: Sarah Willams)

1.  What led you to integrate humming into performance? Can you tell us a little about your Hums and how they evolved?

My interest in humming started with an interest in how sound acts on people subconsciously, and an interest in sympathetic vibration. I had been doing installations where I realized, in retrospect, my main interest had been in how sound acts on and pulls people through space, based on their seemingly innate curiosity about sounds whose source was…