Video: Being HearIn a world of noise, this short film represents an ode to silence. A few years old, but this one slipped under our radar when it was released, and it's as relevant now as it was then. Perhaps even more so with the advent of even more outdoor noisemakers.
Worth the watch.
"For most of his life, Gordon Hempton has been in pursuit of nature’s myriad and multi-faceted soundscapes as an Emmy-winning acoustic ecologist. During that time, he has become a master of a skill that is inarguably a dying art: listening. In Being Hear he shares insights on the constant and nuanced communications of nature, the alarming extinction of places unaffected by human activity, the way quiet can open our eyes to the larger picture and the benefits of simply paying attention to place. Silence, as he puts it, “is the think tank of the soul."