An ambitious recording project in Cremona, Italy requires quiet in the streets surrounding an auditorium where the town’s famous violins will be recorded. And everyone in town joins in.
In her piece on white noise, Penelope Green, NY Times, writes about using a sound machine to mask nighttime noise for better sleep. It may help, but nothing is better than actual quiet for a good night’s rest.
Watch this short interview of Steve Orfield, who runs an anechoic chamber, one of the quietest places on earth, as he discusses the importance of stillness.
Robert Twigger, poet, writer, and explorer, writes about how he rejuvenates himself when he is feeling crushed by noise.
Natural sounds soothe us in life and near death. Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about “good” sounds and how they comfort those who are dying.
Will technology bring us a quieter world? Neil Donnenfeld says yes. As technology makes it easier to make spot sound readings, we can then gain control of noise.