Overall Summary: In deciding what to listen to, I took into consideration my role in the sounds created. For the first one, neither myself nor any other person produced the noises, though the sounds were clearly man-made (mechanical) in the sense that they were caused by a man-made product acting on its own. It turned out to be very sporadic, but consistent as far as the actual sounds were concerned. The second session involved the washer and dryer at my house, once more mechanical noises but this time more directly caused by my own actions (I put in the clothes, detergent, and turn it on). In general, this sound was very much drone-like, continuous and not altering in the least bit. The third session was once more the result of man-made products and the actions of people (though not myself, but instead the drivers around me) but the sounds were the result of interaction between these man-made products and the world around them (the snow, sand, roadways) and proved to be very monotonous. The sounds were more or less continuous, but altered as the vehicles producing them came and went and altered position in relation to my person. The fourth session broke away from these man-made sounds and entered the world of ‘nature,’ what was most noticeable is that, aside from the stream by my house, there was an incredible silence/stillness almost entirely lacking in out daily lives. I personally enjoy it, but there is a degree of weirdness involved in not hearing something since as the previous sessions show, we are pretty much bombarded with noises constantly. What was most interesting is that in the mechanical world of man, continuous sounds become almost a drone, or background noise that seem to simply exist without our considering it further. In the natural world, the streams gurgling remained very much fresh and active in my mind, soothing but never simply a background noise.