The Senior Years

This final stage of life takes on a slower rhythm. Days slip by, ponctuated with the soft sounds of the creaking of a rocking chair, the laughter of grandchildren, card games between friends. Old age is also, in a way, a time for memories. Hearing melodies that made a mark on certain periods or events in our lives can tug at our heartstrings, reminding us of our youth. Ultimately, the sounds associated with this time in life also include that of the rituals surrounding death.

Soundtrack: Old age

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Calm music with the sounds of crickets, conversations, laughter of children, organ music and a clock ringing.

Soundscape created by Pierre Brouillette Hamelin to evoke the acoustic atmosphere of old age.