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Arctic sound, lost & found

When I work as a guide on ships, the Arctic sounds different to me than it used to when I paddled my way down its rivers.

Two polar bears look up at the ship from an ice floe.

Some say that sound is the most intimate medium. It can pull us into a place like nothing else, but sometimes the soundtrack isn’t what we expect.

Ships have a sound universe all their own.

When I work as a guide on ships, the Arctic sounds different to me than it used to; it’s harder to find the atmosphere I first fell in love with when I paddled my way down Arctic rivers.

Luckily, having a good companion, like Kisa, helped me find the land again.


This story was first published by the Third Coast International Audio Festival for their Re:sound #223 The Cold Show.

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