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The Ear Has To Travel #16 – Revisiting the Soundscape with KitKat

1 March 2018

”A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here


It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.“

Emily Dickinson Poem #812


At what will hopefully be the beginning of spring, The Ear Has To Travel revisits the concept of the soundscape once again, exploring “soundscape as a language with which places express themselves”, as Hildegard Westerkamp puts it. This episode juxtaposes soundscapes with poems by Emily Dickinson, sounds and atmospheres of the soundscapes with the sounds and atmospheres of the poetry.


Laurie Spiegel – East River Dawn
Emily Dickinson – Poem #204
Nicola Fumo Frattegiani – Bodega Bay
Zoe Gordon – Keynote
Emily Dickinson – Poem #609
Stijn Demulnaere – Sense of 61
Ana Rita Correia – Blind Spoon
Olli Smith – Sarehole Mill (Questioning Tranquility)
Emily Dickinson – Poem #520
Constantine Katsiris – Portal-Vancouver Harbour
Charles Montmeny – Saint-Féréoles-Les-Neiges
Paolo Pastorino – Spazio Residuale
Emily Dickinson – Poem #530
Manja Ristić – Miniature for the Moments in Eternal Reverberation
Edoardo Abrantes – Þetta er umfram okkur / This is beyond us
Emily Dickinson – Poem #265
Joshua Sadinsky – What Mushrooms Hear

All poems by Emily Dickinson taken from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1960.

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