The Man Who Loves Sound
Produced by Art Silverman and Jay Allison
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Just as Tony Schwartz recorded the sounds of his New York City neighborhood
and Sam Phillips and RA Coleman captured Memphis in the 1950s, Don Hunter
made a sonic scrapbook of the Pacific northwest.
Don Hunter, sound recordist.
His love affair with sound began in 1935, when Don Hunter was in college.
He began recording in stereo in 1955 - train whistles through the mountains,
foghorns on the Great Lakes, and fir trees as they fell to the ground.
Along the way he founded and directed the University of Oregon's
Audio-Visual Media Center. He retired as professor emeritus in 1977.
The 85-year-old Hunter still works out of his basement studio in Eugene,
Oregon, where he keeps his disks and tapes as trophies. He shares some of
those prize recordings with us.
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