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self/noise D. Edward Davis summer 2013

alone outdoors any weather any environment

one of the following sounds: I. rub your palms against each other in wide circles (move palms closer to an ear to increase the volume if desired) II. form your lips into a small o and exhale as if extinguishing a candle (control the breath so it sounds neither too short nor too quiet) III. beat your upper chest rapidly with both fists (make the beats fast enough that they merge into a single sound)

alternate periods of making sound and listening shift occasionally to another of the three sounds

each time you make sound become aware of the environmental sounds you are covering up each time you stop making sound listen to those environmental sounds being revealed