Discomfort and the Art of Deep Listening

Discomfort often arises from new ideas, new sensations, different cultures. In music, we’ve heard this story over and over again — the now infamous Rite of Spring riot, distaste for the sonic expansion of free jazz, or even when Kid A upset the paradigm of “rock and roll.” Experimentalism is always going to polarize an audience, because it challenges what we believe to be right … Continue reading Discomfort and the Art of Deep Listening