Lifetimes of Listening

Lifetimes of Listening

The Arizona Musical Memory Archive

Human lives are filled with musical memories linked to every aspect of human experience. The propensity for recalling music and the power of these memories in individual lives connects people across cultures and time. Lifetimes of Listening: The Arizona Musical Memory Archive aims to celebrate these memories and to create an easily accessed collection for enjoyment and research.

Lifetimes of Listening

The Arizona Musical Memory Archive

Human lives are filled with musical memories linked to every aspect of human experience. The propensity for recalling music and the power of these memories in individual lives connects people across cultures and time. Lifetimes of Listening: The Arizona Musical Memory Archive aims to celebrate these memories and to create an easily accessed collection for enjoyment and research.

Lifetimes of Listening

The Arizona Musical Memory Archive

Human lives are filled with musical memories linked to every aspect of human experience. The propensity for recalling music and the power of these memories in individual lives connects people across cultures and time. Lifetimes of Listening: The Arizona Musical Memory Archive aims to celebrate these memories and to create an easily accessed collection for enjoyment and research.

Lifetimes of Listening

The Arizona Musical Memory Archive

Human lives are filled with musical memories linked to every aspect of human experience. The propensity for recalling music and the power of these memories in individual lives connects people across cultures and time. Lifetimes of Listening: The Arizona Musical Memory Archive aims to celebrate these memories and to create an easily accessed collection for enjoyment and research.

Lifetimes of Listening

The Arizona Musical Memory Archive

Human lives are filled with musical memories linked to every aspect of human experience. The propensity for recalling music and the power of these memories in individual lives connects people across cultures and time. Lifetimes of Listening: The Arizona Musical Memory Archive aims to celebrate these memories and to create an easily accessed collection for enjoyment and research.

Lifetimes of Listening

The Arizona Musical Memory Archive

Human lives are filled with musical memories linked to every aspect of human experience. The propensity for recalling music and the power of these memories in individual lives connects people across cultures and time. Lifetimes of Listening: The Arizona Musical Memory Archive aims to celebrate these memories and to create an easily accessed collection for enjoyment and research.

Lifetimes of Listening

Podcast

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Episode One: Introducing Lifetimes of Listening

Dan and Brian introduce the Musical Memory project and share several meaningful interviews about music and family.

Episode Two: Communal Musical Memories

Dan and Brian speak with historian Susan Crane about her research into memories, and get her impression of several stories from the archive about communal musical experiences.

Episode Three: Grief and Loss

Dan and Brian speak with Kory Floyd and Mary-Frances O'Connor about musical memories pertaining to grief and loss. This podcast was recorded at the SXSW Wonderhouse in 2022.

Listen Now

Listen to a sample of the stories we’ve collected so far.

Syndric Steptoe

by How Music Shapes Us | Coach Steptoe shares how particular songs shape the person he has become, and the feelings he has for his family.

Jon Batiste

by Music to Honor a Matriarch | Jon reflects on a personal transformation when he played "Amazing Grace" at his Grandmother's funeral.

David Harrington

by The Complexity and Mosaic of the Inner World of Sound | David recounts the moment the music left him, and the process of slowly finding it again, one split second of sound at a time.

How can you become involved in Lifetimes of Listening?

Give us a 100-word synopsis of the musical memory you’d like to share.  We’ll be in touch to conduct an interview by phone or in person.

Or you can write your musical memory as a personal essay, a poem, or through a visual illustration or free form drawing of some sort.

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