Soundtracker

Pure sound unaltered by human hands is becoming increasingly difficult to find. Gordon Hempton is an Emmy Award-winning sound recordist who has spent the last 30 years trying to find and record the vanishing sounds of nature.

Directors

Nicholas Sherman

Country

USA

Year

2010

Running Time

82 mins

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Soundtracker_1.jpgPure sound unaltered by human hands is becoming increasingly difficult to find. Gordon Hempton is an Emmy Award-winning sound recordist who has spent the last 30 years trying to find and record the vanishing sounds of nature in an attempt to capture a disappearing sensory experience. Filmmaker Nicholas Sherman observes Hempton in the wilderness for 30 days and uncovers an obsessive artist on a quest for perfection in this obscure medium. Hempton's natural ability to locate and articulate himself through sound has a contagious energy and gives his work a transportive quality. Soundtracker is a fascinating meditation on the world's changing landscape and the things we may be leaving behind in the service of progress. ~ HotDocs

Screening: March 06, 2011 at Landmark Embarcadero. West Coast Premiere.

Discussion with: Nicholas Sherman, director.