Tactile Sound and the Pursuit of Silence in A Noisy World

In his book In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise, George Prochnik talks with doctors, neuroscientists, monks, acoustical engineers and others to capture the benefits of quiet. Tonight, he discusses his work, and then welcomes artists and scientists to help the audience dwell on noise and silence: Wendy Jacobs makes low-frequency sound art; Sheila Patek probes the physical experience of sound in water; Caitlin O’Connell Rodwell presents the mechanisms used by elephants to communicate; and more.