The first commissioned artist project for the de Young Museum’s iconic Hamon Tower Observatory, The Companions: Sounds for a Lost Screenplay is a cinematic audio environment created in collaboration with Sound Designers Gary Rydstrom and Josh Gold of Skywalker Sound. Inspired by research into The Companions, an unrealized screenplay written in 1982 by a woman named Carol Montana, the work explores the vital role sound plays in shaping narrative and affective space in film. Using immersive and directional sounds from Skywalker's extensive libraries to create a 20-minute interpretation of the script, the installation moves visitors through different thematic, narrative, and atmospheric components of The Companions, using the sweeping views from the Tower as a visual container for the audio space.