My life is surrounded by sound. I’m guessing yours is too.
I wouldn’t say I’m overly sensitive to sound, but I am attentive to it. Sounds hold a deep fascination for me. It is a fascination that I don’t quite understand. I’m certain that sound must play an important role in shaping me and my experiences, but I have very little understanding about how.
I am also a person of deep faith – of deep Christian faith. I know my faith shapes me and my experiences. And, I’m certain sound must play a significant role in my own faith development, my spirituality.
And so, I am on a quest to come up with some kind of understandings about the role of sound and faith or spirituality of a particularly Christian variety. I’m certainly happy to engage with other faiths and spiritual expressions and their life with sound, but in the end, my focus is my own Christian spirituality, and hopefully there will be relevance for others.
I plan to engage various resources and experiences to help give me a better intellectual and experiential understanding of sound and faith. Initial efforts to find resources have yielded slim results, but I will keep diving deeper.
My goal is in one year to host a retreat on sound. I’ll likely do some writing along the way, but I really want to focus on a community encounter/exploration of sound.
And so I’m putting this out there in part to nudge me to keep working at this, but also, I would eagerly, eagerly welcome any insights or resource/experience suggestions others might have to offer.