America's Most Inspiring Places to Listen

Terry Ward

When was the last time you listened to the true sounds of silence? Not the absence of all noise, but the tune of Mother Nature in her purest commune with the earth? If you think that all sounds a bit hippy dippy, think again. In modern life we are constantly assaulted by unnatural noises and according to Gordon Hempton, who is known as the Sound Tracker for his efforts to record and preserve natural sounds, we are losing the ability to listen to nature.