When was the last time you listened to a piece of music with your eyes closed?

Blocking out distractions and inviting no other mediums to crowd your senses, putting on your favourite record, sitting comfortably somewhere quiet, closing your eyes, and just listening…

Like most people, you probably can’t remember the last time you did this.

For many, consumption of music is either an accompaniment to visual media, or a soundtrack we play in the background while we multi-task.

The Art of Listening

Most of the time, we are doing what is called passive listening: music is secondary to whatever activity we are primarily engaged in. Seldom do we engage in listening a