4:15 - 5:30 PM
135 E. Bonita Avenue
How did the changing soundscape inform scientists' and then the public's understanding of the environment? How did new sounds and new ways of listening co-develop to ultimately alter the way individuals thought about the world around them? This lecture focuses on two examples from the first half of the 20th century -- the standardization of bird song representation via music notation in the United States and ideas about the sounds of extinction in Germany -- to show the central importance of the soundscape in environmental thought.