Hope is a 60-second long sound work based on a poem written for the composer, John Levack Drever, by Alaric Sumner. The bleached presentation of Alaric's voice reciting the text, and the accompanying textures, metaphorically reflect an emotional journey that the text may evoke. The recording of the voice and the more abstract sonic material derived from the voice inform each other. It was presented at isea98 (Liverpool).