On International Music Day, 1 October, a new event series, “Listening in”, will start at the Arvo Pärt Centre, focusing on consciously listening to a musical composition. We invite you to listen and hear the sounds that are born and fade in the music, the density and the sparseness, the horizontal and the vertical, the speed and the slowness, the richness and the quietness.
In addition to the physical reception of sound waves, the effect of music is shaped much more by the listener’s ability to notice, interpret and interrelate sound processes. What should we pay attention to while listening to a composition, and how and when? What helps and what interferes with listening? Is it possible to practice listening? Why do we want to listen?
Listening to music together is possible with the knowledge and experience of a music professional, and the listener’s expanded attention and increased sensitivity to sounds. The aim of the new series is to bring together professionals and music lovers, to listen, feel and share their listening experience together.
The first shared listening session will take place on International Music Day, 1 October, when conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve and the ensemble Vox Clamantis will be unpacking their listening experience in words and sounds.