notes for listening

This book, notes for listening, shares perceptions of the sounds written by the artists and me in April, 2023. These notes are not fixed; if we wrote them last year, or next month they would change routes, flow differently. We approach listening “as a process rather than a certainty.”1 An invitation to learn, attune, to know and pay attention.

The book also invites the participant to write what they hear. The blank pages make room for what cannot be contained here and the things that are not named.

What do you hear? What do you know? How do you change?

1Hopinka, Sky. “The Centers of Somewhere,” Walker Art Center, Crosscuts, April 16, 2018,
“I’m beginning to understand how to be a listener, without being a spectator, and knowing that it is a pursuit of process rather than certainty.”