Walter Murch & Lawrence Weschler

Walter Murch & Lawrence Weschler

Three-time Oscar winner Walter Murch is a legendary sound designer, film editor, and an amateur astrophysicist. Initially discounted by professional scientists, his insights into planetary systems and musical harmony have sparked intrigue about invisible forces of the universe.

Author Lawrence Weschler delves into Murch’s quixotic quest in his new book, Waves Passing in the Night, “taking us to the very edge of an abyss of meaninglessness and asking us which side of it we think we’re on” (Errol Morris).

Book signing to follow.

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