Audio Story

When the Earth Started to Sing

Length: 40 min.
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This sonic journey written and narrated by David G. Haskell brings us to the beginning of sound and song on planet Earth. The experience is made entirely of tiny trembling waves in air, the fugitive, ephemeral energy that we call sound. Spoken words combined with terrestrial sounds invite our senses and imaginations to go outward into an experience of the living Earth and its history. How did the vast and varied chorus of modern sounds—from forest to oceans to human music—emerge from life’s community? When did the living Earth first start to sing? We invite you on a journey into deep time and deep sound that will open your ears and your imagination.

We recommend that you listen with good headphones if you can. Let your ears experience, explore, and enjoy in an open-ended way.

Produced by Emergence Magazine

Emergence Magazine is an online and print publication exploring ecology, culture, and spirituality. 

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