Responsive Listening Protocol

Purpose: To give yourself an opportunity to focus completely on the music.

Select a tango. Today, we offer Champagne Tango, recorded in 1958 by Carlos Di Sarli’s orchestra. Get comfortable, clear your mind, take a few breaths, and turn on the music - use headphones if this helps you. As you listen, let yourself respond to the music in whatever way feels appropriate to you. For instance, you can:

  • Free-draw, doodling or sketching however the music moves you

  • Free-write, jotting down words, phrases, images, associations

  • Free-move, letting your body, or a part of your body, respond and move

After the song is over, take 1 minute of stillness to let it sink in. You may want to use a timer for this.