painting by Joseph Raffael

“Mathieu has found the words to tell the power of music.”
— Pete Seeger


The Listening Book W.A. Mathieu

The Listening Book - Discovering Your Own Music (1991)

(1991) — The Listening Book is about rediscovering the power of listening as an instrument of self-discovery and personal transformation. By exploring our capacity for listening to sound and for making music, we can awaken and release our full creative powers. Mathieu offers suggestions and encouragement on many aspects of music-making, and provides playful exercises to help readers appreciate the connection between sound, music, and everyday life.


The Listening Book is available from Shambhala Publications

The Listening Book is also available as an audiobook here