Shhh! Listen to the Seasonal Sounds of Leverett
Sounds are important to us: they trigger memories; the soothe, they frighten, they annoy, and sometimes we just ignore them. What are the sounds of this season – of any season? What are the sounds that tell our story? What are the evocative sounds? What are the sounds unique to our community?
During 2016-2017 we explored these questions. Nineteen members of the community volunteered first to record sounds and then to select among the 199 recordings those that best told the story. We had two opportunities to present the sounds – first the Spring & Summer Sounds and then the Fall & Winter Sounds. It was a perfect way to listen to the sounds: the unidentified sound was played; each of us could write down or just think about that sound, the sound was identified – and then the next sound was played. The final compilation includes all four seasons.