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What role does silence play in our lives and why can it be so poignant or so awkward?

What role does silence play in our increasingly noisy lives? Why can silences be so poignant or so awkward? Strangely for radio, the programme will contain lots of silence… and the thoughts of musicians, scientists, religious thinkers and others.

(Image: The inside of the anechoic chamber room, one of the quietest rooms on earth. Credit: BBC Copyright)

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Mon 11 Mar 2013 11:32GMT

The Anechoic Chamber Room

The Anechoic Chamber Room
The chamber at UCL in London is designed to reduce reflection and external noise.

Steven Nevard

Steven Nevard
Runs the chamber rooms, he is showing us an example of sound reducing wedges.

Mike Williams inside the room

Mike Williams inside the room
The walls are lined with a sound absorbent material to minimise reflections.

Silence is golden

Silence is golden
A room, within a room, within a room...

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  • Fri 8 Mar 2013 19:32GMT
  • Sat 9 Mar 2013 04:32GMT
  • Mon 11 Mar 2013 00:32GMT
  • Mon 11 Mar 2013 11:32GMT

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