Dear Friends of the Soundscape: Welcome to this brand-new group site for the Rochester Soundscape Society. Max Lent, a man who has shown great enthusiasm forMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 9, 2002View SourceDear Friends of the Soundscape:
Welcome to this brand-new group site for the Rochester Soundscape Society.
Max Lent, a man who has shown great enthusiasm for our cause, was kind enough
to set this up for us. I think this will be a great place to discuss
soundscape and noise pollution issues, with a special emphasis on the greater
Rochester area and the activities of the organization, Rochester Soundscape
Although the current state of the soundscape in Rochester and its greater area
is dreary, I think we should set our sights high. I would like to hear audible
improvement by next summer, and by 2005, I would like us to be an
international model of reasonable quietness--a place where people have
enjoyable conversations on their porches--a place where a teenager might find
a profound messages in the silent moments of a Schubert Sonata--a place where
a grieving widow might find some solace in prayer--a place where the joy and
intensity of a child's whispered secret might once again be experienced.
Let this site not be one of gloom and doom, but one of hope. Let us not only
ponder why we are in our current predicament, but how we can persevere to get
out of it. Let it be a place for those who will never give up on restoring
the soundscape of Rochester. Though there are many great and important
practical reasons for reducing invasive noise, let us never be ashamed to
claim beauty itself as a valid pursuit.
Max and all, what do you think about opening this group and all its messages
up to the public at large, so that the curious and the concerned might stumble
upon it and our movement?