"By holding a microphone, I became a better listener.

I learned that a microphone doesn’t listen for what’s important. It doesn’t judge. It doesn’t interfere. My whole life I had been listening for what was important, rather than taking things in with equal value. Every place has a sound.” - Gordon Hempton

Watch a short VR film on Hempton and his work to document ‘quiet places’ here: https://www.guernicamag.com/sima-docs-sanctuaries-of-silence/

This is partially what I attempt to do with Mine Songs: challenge and dissolve our perceptions of ‘noise’ and ‘music.’ Follow Mine Songs on Instagram and Facebook.

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sara pajunen