Then, think about what you heard. Below are some questions you might consider. Just choose one or two to reflect on for now. You can print these out and share them with children, adults, friends, strangers, lovers, and everyone in between.
What is the highest sound you heard? The lowest?
What sound or combination of sounds makes this place unique?
What is the most interesting sound or combination of sounds that you heard?
What would you hear in this place three hours from now? Three hours ago?
What questions do you have about what you heard?
What would you hear in this place three months from now? Three months ago?
What places do you know that have similar soundscapes to this?
What sounds did you hear from sources you cannot see?
What sounds did you hear that are repetitive? What sounds happened only once?
What stationary sounds did you hear? What sounds did you hear moving past you?
What sound did you hear that has the most distinctive rhythm?
How did the sounds you heard change as you listened?
What is the loudest sound you heard? The quietest?
What surprised you about what you heard?
What three verbs best describe what you heard?
What is the farthest away sound you heard? How do you know it's far away?
What sounds did you expect to hear but didn't?
How could you share what you experienced with someone without using any words?