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Audio Talks Series One Episode One: The Art of Active Listening

The Art of Active Listening

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and the drastic changes in social interaction that it has caused, who among us has not felt the desire to reach out, to engage, to reconnect? At HARMAN, one of our most dearly-held beliefs is that music empowers people to improve their mood and their lives, no matter where they are. And as millions of men, women, and children in every corner of the globe struggle with a heavy sense of disconnectedness, there has never been a better moment to do what we do best: bring people together through the power of music.

With that in mind, we are proud to introduce our new podcast series, Audio Matters, devoted to a tradition that is a defining characteristic of human beings: listening to and creating music. Hosted by Oisin Lunny, professional music journalist, presenter and broadcaster, Audio Matters will share interesting, entertaining and informative content covering a wide variety of audio-related topics every week, with esteemed expert guests, legends of the music industry and audio scientists to help make listeners feel engaged, entertained, and connected.

In the inaugural episode of Audio Matters, we explore the art of active listening, with fascinating input from Dr. Sean Olive, Senior Fellow, Acoustic Research at HARMAN and past President of the Audio Engineering Society, Director of York Music Psychology Group Dr. Hauke Egermann, and 7x Grammy-winning music producer Frank Filipetti.

What exactly is active listening? How does it work? What impact can music have on the mind and on the body? What is the role of the quality and position of home audio equipment in achieving the benefits of deep listening? Can music help you feel happier right now?

Audio Talks is presented by Harman.

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