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I am fascinated with how music, or any type of endeavor that requires one to reach internally for a higher degree of awareness , can cause a shift by bringing some elements to the foreground while pushing others to the back. This holds true whether I am the one making music or the one experiencing it. For example, I cannot listen to a wonderful recording while I do small tasks or errands around the house. A powerful recording will demand my attention, push itself to the front, and will not settle into the fuzzy realm of "background noise." I cannot continue to wash dishes or cook - I have to actually sit down, listen, and absorb what is being said.

Whether it's the composition or interpretation of a musician, the speech of an orator, the words of a writer, or the visual world of a painter, choreographer, or director, art places demands on both the creator and his audience. It insists that we shift our perceptions from passive to active, that we listen rather than simply hear, and that we search rather than accept.


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  1. April 6th, 2009 | 12:17 pm

    Hi Grace!
    This is my first comment here. I’m struck with one of your comments here: “Of course, it’s not that I don’t actually hear the sound”, but still being surprised by nearby people having to touch you or to jump out of nowhere to get your notice.

    One of the biggest issues I have with my playing involves this. I’m very focused on what I want to play but that doesn’t mean that I’m very focused on what I’m playing. Do you think that aspects of our playing may happen and still go unheard, because “we’re focusing on what we think we’re playing”?

  2. GN:
    April 6th, 2009 | 12:37 pm

    Thanks for your comment Ren - I think there is a very large difference between hearing and listening. I was trying to say that although I may hear something, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I register it in my mind. When we hear things, I believe that it is a very passive process - meaning we can hear sounds, hear what we are playing, but it is possible for it to not truly register, and it does not involve really any effort on our parts. We hear things all the time - voices and sounds outside, background music, traffic noise, etc. Students often say to me that they are “listening” to themselves and focused on what they are producing as they play. I usually tell them that they are “hearing” and not “listening”. Listening involves something active - it means actually searching for a sound, vibration, something beyond the sounds that are already coming to your ears. When we truly listen, I believe it takes away this disparity that people often feel between what they think they’re playing and what is actually being produced because a kind of alignment is created as a result of the heightened level of awareness. Perhaps to “listen” means to not passively take in the sounds that are already being made (whether it’s your playing or any other sounds), but rather to continuously, consciously, and actively search for a sound, a shading, or a nuance that has not been made yet.

  3. April 6th, 2009 | 10:53 pm

    What a quick reply :)
    So there’s a place to explore: listening. But maybe more than that? ‘Active listening’ perhaps? After the mechanics and the overall interpretation of a piece are settled, I try not to listen to what I’m playing, but to listen to what I’m missing. I listen to what I’m leaving outside my playing and then experiment with it, bringing it to my interpretation. Sometimes this means playing different from other people, which creates tension and even a sidelook from the ones who know more, in the audience. Sometimes, thought and feeling make you agree with the regular playing. However, it’s probably the biggest fun of playing: not to repeat endlessly what others have done without considering the best possibility.

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