APA (6th ed.) Blesser, B., & Salter, L.-R. (). Spaces speak, are you listening ?: Experiencing aural architecture. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. Book review of "Spaces Speak, Are you Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture" by Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. . We experience spaces not only by seeing but also by listening. We can navigate a room in the dark, and "hear" the emptiness of a house without furniture. Spaces Speak, Are You listening? Experiencing aural architecture. By Dr. Barry Blesser & Dr. Linda-Ruth Salter. Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press, , pp. Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?: Experiencing Aural . You won't find more expert authors in their fields than Dr. Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter. The book is . Experiencing Aural Architecture. How we experience space by listening: the concepts of aural architecture, with examples ranging from Gothic cathedrals to surround sound home theater. In Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?, Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter examine auditory spatial. How we experience space by listening: the concepts of aural architecture, with examples ranging from Gothic cathedrals to surround sound home theater. We shape our buildings, and afterward our buildings shape us. sense space by listening is rarely recognized; indeed, some people think such an ability. Furthermore, different materials are known to produce different 'colourations' to the sound that is reflected from them, as experienced. Turn off a sound source, and the space continues to speak. The time dimension of sound produces a complex response to sonic illumination, and we hear aural.