Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Footnotes - Kay Burns Audio Walk

Today was a terrific day to try out the large scale audio walk
"Footnotes" produced by Kay Burns. The tour consisted of GPS
activated sound clips of which many were lamentations about the
changing landscape and ecology of Banff. I found several of the
experiences particularly appealing, one of which involved the sound of
crickets followed by an antiquated ad for Bug Bombs and an anecdote
about children running behind DDT fogging trucks. The sound of frogs
then began to play hinting at the bugs role in the ecosystem. I found
it moving since I so much enjoyed the sound of the crickets.

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