“It was a great welcome to entering this new dimension, that of the sound. An intensive practical module that managed encompassing the fundamentals of sound listening and making”.
“II entered a world that before I only had a glimpse of – so beautiful and mesmerizing, I am enjoying it more and more each day with every new discovery.”.
“During this module of listening…my eyes finally got the rest it needed. With our world overflowing with visual stimuli, it was about time that we relied on our other senses. It took a while to surrender to the sounds around me but once I let go and became one with the vibrations around me, I was able to just be; by being, I was one with my surroundings: the space itself. All the sounds spoke to me one by one, slowly revealing themselves, welcoming me to the space to share their knowledge of the world. Their world comprised of a lot more content than the one dominantly processed via sight. Theirs was guided more with subtle shifts in energies, vibrations, and feelings. During the sound walk with my partner, we were especially in tune with each other’s energy shifts that our beings became all about our energies, not our physical entities. The dimension I entered without sight was also not physical but my experience in that sonic space was as real as the sensations I felt throughout my body. By letting the sounds become my eyes, I was able to move in one with the sound: By not seeing, I was able to finally see. “.
“In our modern society we depend solely on what our eyes ‘tell’ us. When we close them, we ‘see’ a completely different world & experience the vastness of our imagination”.
“To begin our studies on art of sound, we needed a new pair of ears. We started really from zero, aiming to unlearn the world the way we know it. In our first module, six of us have spent eight days together, sometimes blindfolded for hours, opting to experience sonic worlds in a new, or rather old way, returning to that innocence, we all lost, of taking everyday world for granted. Just as a curious baby would gawp, we tried to open our ears – and minds – to experience our surroundings like for the first time, comparing it not, analyzing it not, relating to no past experience or knowledge. The result was, for some moments, truly divine – being immersed, completely, with sounds that surround us, inhabit us or take us along, to the journey of their pure, unintended, liberating existence. We were starting to comprehend, through sharing our new experiences, that we are here to learn how to listen, and not just hear, how the world really sounds”.
Léonie Zelger :
“In the first module…
… You listen, you close your eyes and get into a new perception of the surroundings. The senses are very aware, you are in the very present.
You take the time to discover textures and spaces. In this intimate and emotional atmosphere you create a first sound piece”.