For one hour you are going to sit in total darkness at the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge, surrounded by speakers, and experience the world through your ears.
The World According to Sound is a radio show that airs on NPR’s All Things Considered. Join WBUR for the live performance, where the show’s co-creators Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett set up a ring of speakers, pass out eye masks, turn out the lights and take the sounds from their show and move them all around the audience.
You will hear bridges and ants and the gurgle of mud pots. The sounds will transport you inside another person’s head and back in time a hundred years to the streets of Berlin. There will be a musical performance by a washing machine, sonorous sporting events and a disturbing howl Marco Polo heard while crossing the Gobi Desert. All these sounds will swirl around you while you sit in total darkness with only your ears to guide you.