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The Poetics of Space

This week’s episode of Sound Escapes takes us to Pipestone Canyon in Eastern Washington, where you can hear a ridgetop wind come from a mile away. You can not only listen to the calls of animals in the distance, but also the waves of echos upon echos as the sound passes through the canyon: a form of dimensional information that Gordon Hempton calls, “The poetics of space.” 

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Support for Sound Escapes comes from Jim and Birte Falconer of Seattle.

Photo credit: Methow Valley © Joe McCarthy

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