Tag: sound

Open Your Ears
Art + Stories
Experiences

Open Your Ears

Truly hearing what someone else has to say—or even the birds outside the window—is a rare skill. Yet it can benefit everyone’s health and wellbeing.
Aleksandra Pezda
Nature’s Melodies Are Disappearing
World + People
Nature

Nature’s Melodies Are Disappearing

Musician Marcin Dymiter discusses his field recordings of the natural world and the importance of getting away from human-made sound.
Aleksandra Kozłowska
A Note of Nature
World + People
Nature

A Note of Nature

Musical compositions inspired by the sounds of nature can bring relief, while simultaneously raising awareness of issues related to climate change.
Wioleta Żochowska
The Patter of Raindrops
World + People
Nature

The Patter of Raindrops

The sounds of rain can feel comforting and relaxing. Yet in the face of changing weather, rain can also be harbinger of environmental disaster.
Renata Lis
Bored to Tears? Use Your Ears!
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Bored to Tears? Use Your Ears!

In a world full of constant noise, it is easy to shut off from quieter sounds. By soundwalking, we can open our ears up again.
Iza Smelczyńska
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?
World + People
Nature

What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?

American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest.
Gordon Hempton
The Extinction of Silence
World + People
Dreams and Visions

The Extinction of Silence

Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton talks about the sound of melting snow, what it means to truly listen, and how silence continues to creep away from us.
Maria Hawranek
An Allergy to Sounds
Soul + Body
The Four Elements

An Allergy to Sounds

People with misophonia are hypersensitive to certain sounds. The condition can trigger strong negative emotions, such as anger and anxiety.
Iza Smelczyńska