Introduction to Mindful Listening – Lecture Demonstration
Thursday 20 October 2022 | 12 to 1 pm
Hal and Marnie Wyatt Atelier
Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts
Nicolas Namoradze presents a session interspersing piano performances with discussions and guided mindfulness exercises designed to place participants into a perceptive headspace to listen to specific pieces of music. The foundational meditations explore facets of our awareness and attention, our interpreting of stories and dramatic narratives, how we perceive and conceptualize musical textures, and the communication and internalization of emotional affect, prompting a reappraisal of our relationship to music as listeners.
Mind Over Music is a four-session mini-symposium which will take place during the 2022 Honens International Piano Competition, exploring a range of questions surrounding music competitions in the 21st century, primarily from the perspectives of cognitive science. Learn more here.
Mind Over Music is made possible through the generosity of the Azrieli Foundation and with the cooperation of the Azrieli Accelerator and Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary.