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He Hears Music in the Quietest Place on Earth—Can You?

Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton has spent the past 35 years recording natural soundscapes. In lyrical short film Being Hear, filmmaker Palmer Morse and Matt Mikkelsen capture Hempton in his element as he shares the importance of preserving the silence. The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.