They have just called my flight, but after weeks of thin bandwidth I can’t give up the chance to use the airport’s free super fast WIFI. What a sucker for convenience. Already the careful study of space by listening has been overwhelmed by the constant hums of the consumer culture. The traffic on King St. in the Hotel last night gave me nightmares. the buzzes and hums of non-space of the terminal make me long for the songs of birds and other things that are connected to nature. Its like getting the brains sucked out of my head into a world where the sounds are only related to commercial transactions and creature comforts. But it’s the world I need to rejoin to get back to my family.
Alas, this whole soundscape of ours needs a rethink. It could be a beautiful thing, this world of transactions and power and acceleration. Maybe one day when we are forced to find our efficiencies it will be just that.
Bye for now.