As a precursor to the documentary, here’s an extended interview with Greg Wilson. In it Greg discusses digital listening habits, his own musical experiences and much more
Here’s a little flavour of the documentary, I recently interviewed Greg Wilson as part of the project. The full interview will be in the finished doc.
The next record in Greg Wilson’s ‘Living To Music’ series is Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’. If you are not familiar with Greg’s series here are the details:
It’s so rare these days that you see a group of people sit quietly in a room and really listen to music. Even if that’s the intention, no sooner has the first track started than two begin talking, or maybe another answers their mobile and is chatting away to someone elsewhere. Even silence is deceptive, as on the scene ‘breaking news’ is conveyed to absent friends via text, twitter or facebook.
These people may think they’re listening, but their ears are passive – they’re hearing but not feeling what they hear. To truly listen is to actively absorb yourself without distraction – to respectfully pay the proper attention that the artist who made that music hoped it would be given.
You can read the full post here. Sunday’s session starts at 9pm (British time). See you there?