How do we listen to music? Let's actually listen to some and see.
In this meeting we will briefly introduce phenomenology, but work out the details by actually "doing it." To help us we will be listening to music, and have a chance to write/share the manner in which we listen to music of various genres.
The goal of our phenomenological activity will be to try to get at the various habits we fall into when listening to music (and maybe listening at all). How is listening to music organized? Does this change between genres? How are we changed or organized around the events of (or in) music? There are nearly endless possibilities here, and the large challenge of overcoming ourselves.
We will try to avoid judging the manner in which each of us listens to music, and rather attend to the exceedingly more difficult task of understanding. No habits will be ranked above any others, and people with musical backgrounds, while being very helpful, may expect to face the greatest difficulties in facing their habits.
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After a while, we'll just start having a general listening session and order some food. :D
(Please note the start time for the meetup! 5:30 p.m.)