Listening is the Creation Itself

What if, listening was the creation itself? If observering, receiving, holding is the composition, the score and invitation itself? What if the change is both listening, and by listening?


How may we think with and practice listening as both a survival skill and the strategy of the artist as well as the revolutionary?

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“And I feel as a creator; not because I am recording or because I might be later ‘composing’ something with these sounds, but simply because I am listening to them with dedication and passion.”

(Francisco López, Wine and dust , 2001. Cited as in: On Listening. (Ed. Angus Carlyle & Cathy Lane.) Axminister: Uniformsboks. 2021, p. 50)