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Thinking Through the Land: Soundscape Conservation on the Olympic Peninsula

Date: 04/03/2019 | Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 9:00 PM

Co-sponsored by Jefferson County Clemente, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, and Jefferson Land Trust.

Overhead view of Chimacum Valley

A view of the verdant agricultural lands of Chimacum Valley. Photo from Jefferson County Clemente.

Join us for Jefferson Clemente Foundation’s Thinking Through the Land, an informal series of engaging community conversations to explore how the arts and humanities reflect upon and inspire our sense of place, and how they can help us build stronger communities.

The dialogue series is free and open to the public. Food and drinks are available for purchase on site.

Come feed both your mind and body and join us for a cozy evening of community and conversation.

When and Where: Every first Wednesday of the month at the Finnriver Cider Garden, 124 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325

Matt Mikkelson records “sound portraits”, which capture quickly vanishing natural soundscapes.

– April 3, Matthew Mikkelsen, “Quiet Mind: Soundscape Conservation on the Olympic Peninsula” – 

Matthew Mikkelsen is a filmmaker and audiophile who has been working with Gordon Hempton on the One Square Inch of Silence project, which began in the Hoh Rain Forest of Olympic National Park. Setting out to find possibly the quietest place in the United States, Hempton and Mikkelsen have traveled the world promoting sound ecology and environmental conservation, sharing a little piece of the Olympic Peninsula as a symbol of what can happen when we just listen. In his own work, Matthew presents auditory mindfulness as a way to appreciate our place in the world, working with socially and environmentally responsible organizations to help tell meaningful stories. He is co-founder of Spruce Tone Films with Palmer Morse; their ongoing collaboration led to an award-winning documentary short, Being Hear, which will be screened at the talk. Their work has also been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and inspired community dialogue around the region.

Upcoming Discussions:

Wednesday, May 1: Rachel Cardone, Humanities Washington, “H2OMG! Making Sense of Water Scarcity in an Insecure World”
Wednesday, June 5: Scott Freeman, Author of Saving Tarboo Creek


For more information visit or call 360.732.0007.