This film was made in conjunction with the Big Tent screening project, a 360 degree, octagonal space of projection screens into which viewers enter. The Sound of Someone You Love Who’s Going Away And It Matters is intended to be viewed in that environment, and played so that each screen begins at a different 30 second interval in the video’s timeframe, and loops repeatedly. It is also intended to be screened with an auditory counterpoint of a live, improvised musical performance. Liberty is given to the performers as to how they approach their response. An example can be seen in the video below, a screening at the 2018 Lotus World Music and Arts Festival in Bloomington, Indiana with performers John Kwon (modular synth) and Kyle Quass (trumpet, effect pedals). The film was made possible by a grant from the Indiana University Media School.