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.

Episode Four: Memory and Musical Elements

Dan and Brian take a deep dive into the musical elements that create powerful memories. Their guest, music theorist Donald Traut, gives insight into how the sounds of music shape the experience of the music.

Listen Now

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

Khris Dodge

by The Marching Band that Changed my Life | Khris recalls the life-changing experience of witnessing a marching band in a community parade as a young child.

Diana Daly

by Thanks, Dad. Thanks, Meatloaf | Diana shares the significance of the passing of the rock artist Meatloaf, and the importance of his album "Bat out of Hell" in her developmental years.

Jon Batiste

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

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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