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I will be leading two soundwalks in May.

“A soundwalk is any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment. It is exposing our ears to every sound around us no matter where we are…Unless we listen with attention, there is a danger that some of the more delicate and quiet sounds may pass unnoticed by numbed ears and among the many mechanized voices of modern soundscapes and may eventually disappear entirely… (this) is meant to be an intense introduction into the experience of uncompromised listening.” Close your eyes, open your ears, and expand your mind.

 

Soundwalk 1 - Dawn Chorus 

Join me Saturday, May 5th at 6:45 AM. We will meet at Great Parks Miami-Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mt Hope Rd, Harrison, OH 45030, at the Timberlakes Program Shelter. This early time will allow us to experience the dawn chorus. https://www.greatparks.org/calendar#

 

Soundwalk 2 - Night Sounds

Join me Saturday, May 12th at 8 PM. We will meet at the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013. This evening time should allow us to hear some subtle biophony and geophony.

https://www.lm.doe.gov/Fernald_Events.pdf

 

Both soundwalks will have the same program: We will begin with a 15 minute orientation to intentional listening. We will then walk quietly and listen for one hour, pausing as many times as needed to briefly discuss what we are listening to. We will finish the walk with a 15 minute recap of what we heard.

Contact me for more information: rich@richbitting.com.

 

1 Westerkamp, Hildegard; Sound Heritage, Volume III Number 4, Victoria B.C., 1974