This blog centers around the lost art of listening
My name is Miriam Hlavatý and on this blog I write about listening – Listening as a way to enhance musical awareness and listening as a somatic technique for enhancing health and awareness.
I work as a musician, Timani master teacher, lecturer, and somatic bodyworker and mental coach and at the centre of all my work is a deep reverence for the human perception in all its forms – both in the way we perceive music and sound but also in how we perceive this wonderous body which we all are living within
The listening experience is dedicated to bringing awareness to these areas through articles and blogs. Here you can read about: musical awareness, unfamiliar soundscapes, hearing colors, Psyco-accoustics and biological listening intentions, sound as both torture and theraphy, concert hall-battlefields, listening as a way of awareness, musical sculptures and instruments of wonder and amazement, chrystal organs and inflatable guitars, well-organized frog pools, music as a political weapon, inner and outer filters of perception, horrendous accidents, horses that are fruits and much more.
The main categories of these blogs are:
- Musical awareness and ways to expand the listening experience when listening to music (with input from biology, history and physiology and other weird information)
- Listening as a way of connecting with the body: No matter what our instrument might be: our initial instrument, the human body is the most advanced instrument we will ever encounter and as such it demands a thorough knowledge in order to be mastered. In my practice as a movement teacher, body worker and somatic and mental coach I give lectures on the nervous system and the fascia system and include thoughts from these here as well as thoughts concerning the term “embodiment”.
In order to comprehend music we need to be able to listen to it. To be able to listen is to be able to focus. The ability to focus is not something which we are born with, it is an acquired skill.