Ed Osborn, originally from Helsinki, but due to an interesting story was relocated to Philadelphia to live in a Quaker household via a witness relocation program. Having attended many Quaker religious ceremonies marked by long periods of silence, Ed learned to pay close attention to the smallest of sounds. He attributes this to leading him down the Sound Art path. Most of his sound installations are rather minimalist with speakers being the focus of the installation. I found these to have an eerie transfixing quality that in a strange, abstract way feel almost poetic.
You can see more of Ed Osborn’s work here.