Question: Please read statement below and write why you think this statement is useful. In other words, what does this mean to you?
Listening compared to hearing:
Composer Pauline Oliveros states that “sounds carry intelligence”. She also suggests that “If you are too narrow in your awareness of sound, (your musical defaults, that which you listen to), you are likely to be disconnected from your environment. “As a Professor of Practice in the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she produced highly regarded work as a composer and improviser.
Ears hear, the body senses vibrations and the brain listens:
Ears do not listen to sounds; the brain does.
To hear is a physical means that enables perception.