As a child I ran around the house with a cheap tape recorder, spools spinning, capturing anything and everything around me. I no longer have those tapes but I wish I did. Family friends you don't see any more. Family members that have passed away. How you sounded as a child. All gone.
Sighted and blind people too have a tendency to forget people's voices after a while because they don't have recordings to refer back to. But because I've lived with blindness all my life and, because audio is what my life is about, I record all kinds of things and keep them for posterity. Even if I never play them again, I have them.
Andre Louis, London 2014