Hidden sounds talk

BAR HARBOR — Acadia Senior College and Schoodic Institute will host John T. Bullitt speaking on “Earthquakes, Crickets and Tides: Exploring the Hidden Sounds of Nature.” This talk is a Food For Thought program, held on Friday, Nov. 21, at Birch Bay Village Inn, Hulls Cove.

The world is filled with sound, yet ears are tuned to respond to only a tiny sliver in the vast ocean of acoustic vibration that surrounds us all. An earthquake half a world away sends lumbering vibrations that ripple under our feet, unfelt and unheard.

In this talk and demonstration, attendees will listen to numerous examples of these sounds and investigate what they might teach about people’s relationship to the world.

After an early career in geophysics at U.C. Berkeley and M.I.T., sound artist Bullitt turned to art when he could no longer find satisfactory answers to his questions about waves, motion, change and time using the language of science.

He lives in Steuben.

The hot buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and costs $11; the lecture is from 12-1 p.m. Reservations are required for either. Contact the Acadia Senior College office at 288-9500 or at [email protected]

All Food For Thought events are open to the public.

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