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Listening Circle

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Sue Daly

Sue Daly
posted in mentor circle: Listening Circle

Sep 20, 2022 at 09:35 in United Kingdom

Thank you for the invite Stefan, and there are some really interesting insights already in this circle. I'm a blaze supporter, and like many in the Genius community listening (to others) is a key part of my work as a coach. I do think though that listening to ourselves is something we don't do often enough, we get busy, go into autopilot and forget to take out that important reflection time. Music for me can be a great mood changer, deliberately or otherwise, which probably explains why I appreciate so many film soundtracks and opera pieces. I'd be interested to know if anybody else gets 'caught out' sometimes by a welling of emotion when they hear - or sing - a piece of music....

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  • Stefan Goergner

    Stefan Goergner

    Sep 20, 2022 at 13:54 in Germany

    Welcome Sue, and thank you so much for your share. Great that you like this circle and that it brings value to you. I'm so with you in terms of the importance listening to ourselves. I have the feeling that the more we try to be successful in any area of life (especially in the business realm) we focus way to much on listening only to the outside. I am so guilty myself 😉. Of course the bigger our goals and visions are, the more we think certain things need to get done. But eventually, I had to realize that it's simply not possible to do everything in just one day. Thus getting into flow, being and staying in flow is so important. And a huge part of that is listening again to the inner voice and my body. What do I actually need right now from the bottom of my heart or my body and not from the top of my head...? ▶︎I'd be surprised if anybody wouldn't get "caught out" sometimes by a welling of emotion by hearing, singing or playing some music. The ability to create that strong and deep emotional subconscious impact and connection, that is the real superpower of music. And that is also the reason why I do what I do. Because since I am fully aware of that, I want to consciously use it to support people that help to make this world a better place and also help people to reconnect with themselves.

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Sue Jackson

Sue Jackson
posted in mentor circle: Listening Circle

Sep 18, 2022 at 14:26 in United Kingdom

Thank you for the invite Stefan! Over the years I have learned to listen to my intuition and the needs of my body and it never fails to amaze me what infinite wisdom we all have within if we choose to listen. In terms of music, I love live performance especially vocals, acoustic guitar and drums.

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  • Stefan Goergner

    Stefan Goergner

    Sep 20, 2022 at 14:17 in Germany

    Welcome Sue and thank you for your share! Listening to the intuition is so crucial. In the past I didn't trust my intuition enough, until I hit a wall with it, which enabled me to change my life completely. ▶︎ Yeah, everybody who claims that concert streams are as good as the real thing doesn't know what they are talking about. There are two musical forms of art. The one is live music. It's simply impossible to capture in a recording the energy that's in the room at a live concert and the actual vibration in the body of the listener. ▶︎Therefore people more and more perfected the second musical form of art, which is produced music – defined by pioneers like The Beatles and a bit later Queen. It is an art form in itself, because just recording the live recording would only transport a fraction of the energy that's in the room where the music is being played. ▶︎Though I love producing and creating musical experiences that are impossible to create live (unless you have maybe 100 musicians or more....), I look very much forward to my next concert in October, where I'll be allowed to weave my voice into the energy of the orchestra behind me to create that holistic sound experience for everyone involved as well as for the audience.
    • Sue Jackson

      Sue Jackson

      Sep 21, 2022 at 08:21 in United Kingdom

      When and where is your concert Stefan?
    • Stefan Goergner

      Stefan Goergner

      Sep 26, 2022 at 16:48 in Germany

      My concert is on October 30th in Marktoberdorf, Bavaria, Germany. We will play G.F. Handel's "Isreal in Egypt" and I'm going to sing the Countertenor solo part.

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Stefan Goergner

Stefan Goergner
posted in mentor circle: Listening Circle

Sep 1, 2022 at 13:25 in Germany

Sound doesn't only get in extremely fast. It also gets routed quickly to the precortical areas. Those parts of the brain deal with very basic functions and are not part of the wiring for conscious thinking. This is where our emotions are generated. So no sense is able to trigger emotions as fast as our hearing! Think about the consequences of this for your daily life and feel free to share your thoughts.
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Olivier Dierickx

Olivier Dierickx
posted in mentor circle: Listening Circle

Aug 22, 2022 at 23:40 in Belgium

Thanks for the invite! Listening is a great part of my life - I do confess than when the external noise is not allowing my system to sleep, I do use headphones with deep sleep music - and I realize it could be addictive. But when my upstairs neighbor is coming back to his night at 5am and runs loud his music... I feel really .... irritated! Aside that, I love also how the words and vocabulary plays a major role in the music world. Like being in tune with someone and knowing their own preference when they use visual, sound or sensory words (I see that... I hear that... I feel, it sounds great. All the vocabulary of the music, the instruments... I'm in tune with that! You touch a sensible chord! Let me vent / wind that out! And last Saturday I had the blessing, in the forest, to hear far away someone playing Horn, it was a delight! So definitely this group is dear to my heart.

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  • Olivier Dierickx

    Olivier Dierickx

    Aug 22, 2022 at 23:41 in Belgium

    And last but not least, when it comes to the instruments, to the voice and to the sounds, I could quote 5 of my deepest groups / artists: Vangelis / Kraftwerk for the electronic - Freddie Mercury, Jon Anderson and Cocteau Twins for the voice. And I could also add Dead Can Dance
  • Stefan Goergner

    Stefan Goergner

    Aug 23, 2022 at 17:09 in Germany

    Nice list of amazing artist, Olivier!

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Rukhsana Aziz

Rukhsana Aziz
posted in mentor circle: Listening Circle

Aug 22, 2022 at 14:17 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Thanks for the invite Stefan :) I'm a Blaze-Supporter. We run a Film Production House called 'The Fictionary' as a Family business and personally, I'm a Level 1 City Host for Bangalore and a Community support on the GeniusU Platform. I am also a Personal Development coach and a Flow Consultant.

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  • Rukhsana Aziz

    Rukhsana Aziz

    Aug 22, 2022 at 14:18 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India

    Music is the heart and soul of our film business.
  • Stefan Goergner

    Stefan Goergner

    Aug 22, 2022 at 15:38 in Germany

    Glad that you articulate it, Rukhsana. Imagine a scary or highly emotional movie scene without the music....You know that it would be almost nothing. With the music you give the scene it's emotional color and tell people what to feel. Great to have you in the Circle!

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Stefan Goergner

Stefan Goergner
posted in mentor circle: Listening Circle

Aug 22, 2022 at 11:57 in Germany

As sound gets in extremely fast it "sets the stage" for all other input. What are your thoughts about that? Have you already consciously experienced how your sensory perception had been influenced by what you were hearing?
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Chris Dykes

Chris Dykes
posted in mentor circle: Listening Circle

Aug 22, 2022 at 09:59 in South Africa

Thanks for the invite to the group. I am a STAR have run a training business for over 15 years, so listening (with more than just ears) and having people listen is key to the impact of our programs. Music means joy!! Three most intense musical experiences 1. I was a chauffer to U2 when they toured in SA many years ago and had a back stage pass. Wow. thrilling. 2. Went on a sound journey where people with different instruments took us a journey of audio magic. 3. being deep in the African Bush, and listening to the silence and then having the privilege of lions, hyenas, leopards and different birds calling in intervals.

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  • Stefan Goergner

    Stefan Goergner

    Aug 22, 2022 at 11:21 in Germany

    Chris, your listening experiences seem to bee really hard to top ;-). They are truly wonderful, quite unique and very special! I'm very happy for you.

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Cat Hamilton

Cat Hamilton
posted in mentor circle: Listening Circle

Aug 22, 2022 at 09:00 in United Kingdom

Thank you for the invite. As someone with synesthesia music is always an intense experience - either in a 'good' way or otherwise. Sometimes I can't tell if the music is inside me of outside... I also see music visually in colour and movement which is incredible and sometimes I can get lost listening to the same song over and over again because of the visuals and the feelings it invokes. I sometimes create digital art interpretations of music.

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  • Chris Dykes

    Chris Dykes

    Aug 22, 2022 at 10:01 in South Africa

    Hi Cat. What is synesthesia?
    • Cat Hamilton

      Cat Hamilton

      Aug 22, 2022 at 11:16 in United Kingdom

      You're experiences with sound are incredible. So beautiful. You chauffered U2!!! I've seen them in concert loads of times... Synesthesia is blended senses where you can see music, taste colour etc. It's just a collective name for people who experience their senses combined
    • Chris Dykes

      Chris Dykes

      Aug 22, 2022 at 11:37 in South Africa

      Wow. I would love to know more about this!! 'Sounds' fascinating
    • Cat Hamilton

      Cat Hamilton

      Aug 22, 2022 at 17:03 in United Kingdom

      :) makes for a magical world :)
  • Stefan Goergner

    Stefan Goergner

    Aug 22, 2022 at 11:28 in Germany

    Synesthesia is the combination of two or more senses. I'm also a synesthete, which is why my approach to composing might be a little different. In my case I can also see sound and music. But it doesn't stop there. Cat knows exactly what I'm talking about. It's almost like a parallel parallel sensory level on which one perceives everything additionally internally in color and movement. I think in Switzerland there is a conductor who can taste music. So for him music can sound salty or spicy.
    • Chris Dykes

      Chris Dykes

      Aug 22, 2022 at 11:36 in South Africa

      WOW!! That sounds amazing!! Especially in the context of having damaged ears. I had to do a one year military service and it seems the practice shooting left permanent damage :( also way many nightclubs :)
  • Cat Hamilton

    Cat Hamilton

    Aug 22, 2022 at 17:03 in United Kingdom

    Fabulous :)

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Stefan Goergner

Stefan Goergner
posted in mentor circle: Listening Circle

Aug 19, 2022 at 21:04 in Germany

Our hearing sense plays a special role among our senses. Did you know that we can hear things 20-100 times faster than we can see them?
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  • Olivier Dierickx

    Olivier Dierickx

    Aug 22, 2022 at 23:32 in Belgium

    That's impressive to know, as we know also that the sound is slower than the light... Which probably means - correct me if I'm wrong - that despite this fact (speed of sound < speed of light), it means the brain could process more quickly from the audition than from the sight... Great food for thoughts!
  • Stefan Goergner

    Stefan Goergner

    Aug 23, 2022 at 17:11 in Germany

    You're right Olivier. Thats due to our brain wiring. I'll talk more about that in another post...
    • Olivier Dierickx

      Olivier Dierickx

      Aug 23, 2022 at 22:42 in Belgium

      Glad to know more about that, as I am also interested about the neuroscience, and also about the language, so if hearing a sound is quicker to process than seeing something, that's promizing!
  • Stefan Goergner

    Stefan Goergner

    Sep 1, 2022 at 12:26 in Germany

    Sound can get in that fast because the brain's auditory circuitry is less widely distributed than the visual system. The circuitry for vision "makes the map of the New York subway look simple," says Seth Horowitz, whereas the wiring for sound is quite simple and direct that sound doesn't have to travel as much in the brain.

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