Here is Lystra Bisschop’s story ‘Death Cures’
‘Death Cures’ by Lystra Bisschop
Lystra shares her personal story about facing death and finding the cure. It is a testament to making brave life choices and gives truth to surfing as a healing practise.
I play the bass and concert flutes and use a loop station to create a breathy, ethereal sound design to support Lystra’s narrative.
This collaboration was a special one. It was serendipitous that Lystra used to be a flute player. After being told by her doctor not to play the instrument into the future, I felt privileged to use the flute to help tell her story.
A small correction from Bern Young’s intro from the night. The title for Lystra’s debut novel is ‘The Upwelling’ and the protagonist’s name is Kirra.