About the Book
Removed from reality and placed ambiguously into the studio, Audition depicts the familiar ritual of listening to music through headphones. The subjects choose their playlist, sit in front of the hot lights and simply listen; free to express whatever emotions are stirred by their song choices. They become increasingly unaware of the camera as they get lost in their own world; absorbed in the rhythm, lyrics and mood of the music. Some sing along, or tap their feet, others shut off completely, reflect on their thoughts and weep.