Wild snail eating, and other thoughts on natural soundings

I find myself stumbling these days across some fascinating windows into the power of listening to non-vocal sounds in the natural world–related to healing, illness, trauma and civic conflict, and desert monasticism. Consider (or perhaps I should say, open your ears to…):

  1. The snail crunching on a carrot, from Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s wonderful classic, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating:

2. Ancient religious history professor Kim Haines-Eitzen, on her desert sound research:

3. Radcliffe Fellow Jeremy Eichler’s work on music and memory in wartime:

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