22 / 23 SEASON

For Longy’s 2022–2023 event season, we invite you to leave all preconceptions at home.

Musical experiences can have any starting point. Whether born of complex ideas, emotional impulses, or spontaneous inspiration, every music maker begins wherever they are—which is exactly where they need to be.

Just as there’s no right way, no single starting line for becoming a musician, composer, or performer, there’s no one correct entry point for us as the audience. There’s no required reading for experiencing a piece of music, no prerequisite understanding or context to bring with you to a musical experience. You come to it from wherever you are.

In relinquishing our ideas of what a musical experience should be, we open ourselves to receiving and internalizing music in a way that is unique and true to each of us.

Every artist, composer, and musician represented in this season’s program took a different path to arrive at Longy, detours and scenic routes included. We hope the stories on our stages this year inspire you to begin your own new journey, no matter where you start. Allow yourself to begin wherever you are.

When there’s no set path to follow, you become free to begin anywhere.

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Experience Longy | Beginner’s Mind: How to Engage with New Music

Tuesday • December 14, 2021   |   7:00 pm

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Free
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With framing from a mindfulness practitioner, explore the concept of “beginner’s mind.” How does a composer approach each new composition with openness and eagerness? What would it mean for audience members to engage new music lacking preconceptions?

Participants include composers and Longy faculty members Alexandra du Bois, John Morrison, and Matthew Evan Taylor.

Longy is grateful to event co-sponsors Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, Cary Memorial Library, and Dunamis.

All Experience Longy Series events are held online.

Details

Date:
Tuesday • December 14, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Online
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States