in music and life
with w.m. mathieu
Friday, February 24 7-8:30pm
illustration: Chris Long
William Allaudin Mathieu opens our ears and minds to the profound effects of music and sound in an evening of intentional listening —"how to practice it and what to expect from it." Mathieu explains, "Sound — especially musical sound — is both embodied and free-flowing energy. It has the capactiy to connect body to mind to heart to spirit. Neither heaven nor earth, it is the middle way in a wave bridge between the nameable and the nameless. It weaves the world together in an energetic web. All you have to do to get there is to listen for it."
William Allaudin Mathieu has authored four books on the deep, subjective experience of listening and music, including The Listening Book and Bridge of Waves: What Music Is and How Listening to It Changes the World. His 50+ year career in music is as varied as it is long including arraning/composing for the Duke Ellington Orchestra, founding/directing the Sufi Choir of San Francisco, faculty positions at Mills College and SF Conservatory of Music, and recording for Windham Hill Music.