In today’s world, it’s just about impossible to find a quiet spot, and that’s because noise pollution has rapidly increased and expanded over the last decades, affecting wildlife and causing serious human health issues.
Gordon Hempton is a ‘sound tracker’, and he travels the world in search of vanishing sounds, including silence. In the short video documentary, Preserving One Square Inch of Silence, Gordon takes us to a small, quiet spot he discovered in Washington Hoh rainforest, and talks about his commitment to its protection.
Casper Rolsted is a visual artist based in Roskilde, Denmark. His ‘Silence Project’ is an effort to create a series of films that capture authentic moments within nature by combining soundscapes with visuals, and share the work so that people have a chance to escape the every day stress and noise and to experience natural sounds of silence in beautiful, undisturbed environments. The Silence of the Dolomites is a video created for the project. Headphones recommended.
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Environmental Health Perspectives – Noise Pollution in the United States (Feb 1, 2014, Monica S. Hammer, Tracy K. Swinburn, and Richard L. Neitzel)
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Visual Soundscapes: PLANET EARTH Video Series No commentary on the videos in this series, only breathtaking sights and sounds of nature: Island Sounds, Mountain Sounds, Jungle Sounds, and Desert Sounds. FREE to enjoy, on-demand
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