deep reading


Writer, thinker, reader Nick keys invited me to participate in the annual Centre for Deep Reading forest retreat. I developed a ‘Deep Listening’ event for groups of 5 people per session. The group is led to a sheltered place where they sit comfortably together yet separated.

A high-quality audio recorder is set up with 5 sets of over-ear headphones. The participants sit for 20 minutes with the headphones on, simply listening to the amplified presence of the sonic space around them – wind, birds, movement of animals, vehicles in the distance, helicopters overhead, whatever occurs in that space of time…