It is World Listening Day.
I am a bit leery of too many confected “Days”
However, anything that encourages listening is itself to be encouraged.
From the World Listening Project Site:
This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground”
“Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces. Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the sound or sounds of ground? Are we losing ground? Can we find new ground by listening for it?”—Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)
Some of my own posts on sound and silence:
Thoughts on Silence From Augustinian Abbey, Fethard, Tipperary
Josef Pieper on silence and leisure
A Question of Silence: review of “Berberian Sound Studio” and “The Numbers Station”, Nthposition, early 2014
An eerie silence in the garden.
From “Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed: An Introduction to Birdsong” Simon Barnes“sound as a way of sense-making”
Gordon Hempton, One Square Inch of Silence, and the Philosophy of Silence
A note on whales and silence from The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severin
Another note on whales and silence from Tim Severin
Marie Thompson on noise, “the conservative politics of silence”, and soundscapes
Silence – A Fragment. Nthposition, March 2013