Hildegard Westerkamp on the radio

CBC Radio from Canada released a nice radio interview with Hildegard Westerkamp last year which has some good insights into her philosophy. Westerkamp is an influential sound artist and acoustic ecologist, who is mainly known for her soundscape compositions. The piece touches on the importance of listening and being in the moment (much like mindfulness), how sound walks can open people’s ears to help them learn to listen, how making her own recordings gives her a real connection with the materials in her compositions rather than just using library sound effects, and how creativity links with activism.

Listen to the full program at:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/how-opening-our-ears-can-open-our-minds-hildegard-westerkamp-1.3962163

 

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