In Praise of Listening



BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity (130 Pine Street, Florence MA)


Tires on cars going down the street.

A car horn. Dogs barking. Cats meowing.

Water running in a faucet.

I was always paying attention to sound in one way or another.

- Gary Peacock


One of life’s great joys is finding time to listen -- whether to the grown ups talking far above our heads, or to the many voices of the non-human world: the crash of thunder, the wind in the leaves, the bright birds singing outside our morning window. Sounds from childhood can be especially potent. In this introductory workshop we will write and draw and meditate, focusing on sounds in the immediate present, as well as remembered sounds from long ago.

No experience necessary.