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Zahner Lecture 7
July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Lecture 7 – Sounds Wild and Broken
Featured Speaker: David George Haskell, Ph.D.; Author and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor; University of the South
Date: Thursday, July 27th
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Sponsored by Rosemary & Bill Stiefel.
Sonic communication was a late-comer to the evolution of life on Earth. But once song got started, the links that it forged became powerful generative forces. Today, the diverse sounds around us – from chirping crickets, to birdsong, to the human music in our earbuds – reveal the many layers of this evolutionary and cultural creativity. Yet sonic diversity is also threatened worldwide. Using examples from his own explorations of sound, Haskell will show how attention to the sensory richness of the world, especially its sonic dimensions, can root and guide exploration, ethics, and action.