O+A

Sonic thinkers, Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger, combine hearing perspectives on cultural noise and the possibility for a harmonic future.

What do we need to protect ourselves from the sound of cars? A protective exoskeleton of glass and steel… a car
We still have hunter gatherer hearing equipment in our human operating system
Everything in earshot is part of our Sonic Commons
We still have hunter gatherer hearing equipment in our human operating system
We have become unacknowledged expert non-listeners, learning to adapt to our environment, developing an unintentional expertise in filtering it out
We live inside our zeitgeist bombarded by the machines of its orchestra 24 hours a day
It’s the end of the Baroque Era of fossil fueled devices, everything that made noise and a profit was allowed
Think with your Ears
We won’t understand ourselves until we understand our own noise
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