BUILDING TENSION

"You can almost see that I'm building up to something ... It's all there, and that I don't say, 'voices rising and falling' but voices rising and rising and car horns that are even louder and sharp and interfering and 'those dishes striking the surfaces --/ cup/saucer/spoon, cup/saucer/spoon'."

"It's an intensity there, or at least I intend it to be. And then a rather mundane question, 'were all the tables being set that day?' to sort of ease of that intensity because I need to go somewhere with it, I think."