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The First Sound Heard

July 18, 2020

On the occasion of World Listening Day 2020, we would like to honour R. Murray Schafer’s birthday listening anew to his seminal words about the roots of human listening. Giovanni Cestino, editor of the new Italian edition of Il paesaggio sonoro [The Soundscape] (Ricordi-LIM, forthcoming), reads here the opening of the text in his revised translation. “What was the first sound heard? It was the caress of the waters”…

Giovanni Cestino reads the opening of his revised translation of Schafer’s Il paesaggio sonoro [The Soundscape].