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"We were taught to sit still and enjoy the silence. We were taught to use our organs of smell, to look when apparently there was nothing to see, and to listen intently when all was seemingly quiet."

     Luther Standing Bear
     Oglala Dakota

All the news, issues, research, and activism that fill the rest of are inspired by a simple thing: listening. In this section of the site, our attention will turn to the aesthetic experience of turning open ears to the world around us.

Here you'll find sources for CDs that celebrate the sounds of our planet, finding in these voices inspiration for new forms of sonic creativity; also, links to leading sound libraries where you can license recordings for commercial or institutional use. [GO THERE]

Gathered here as well are essays, interviews, and articles that explore the many ways that people engage and appreciate the sounding world. [GO THERE]

Finally, enjoy some other web sites that play with sound in interesting ways. [GO THERE]

The Sound of Light in Trees: Bark Beetles and the Acoustic Ecology of Pinyon Pines
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