Gordon Hempton might not be a household name, but thanks to a recent Newsweek article, many Americans are discovering his fascinating work.
Hempton is the author of One Square Inch of Silence: One Man’s Search for Natural Silence in a Noisy World,
He believes that this type of silence, which can only be found in settings undisturbed by human activity, are totally underrated and profoundly contribute to our well-being.
“I like to think that if you record nature authentically, not only are you given a moment pleasure, but you’re given a very important message, which is ‘the earth is a beautiful place and it’s worth preserving.’ It’s not about the sound recording, it’s about the place.” Adding, “Silence is rapidly disappearing…[and] there are a fewer than a dozen places of silence [in America].”
Wanna learn more about The Soundtracker? Check out the video below…but be quiet about it, won’t you?