The Visual Listening Guide at the 2018 Verbier Festival

In July 2018, I was thrilled to be Musicologist-in-Residence at the Verbier Festival (July 19- August 2) in Switzerland, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary. While there, I discussed three of my Visual Listening Guides—including a new one commissioned by the Festival—at events including conversations with orchestra musicians and Festival goers, an interactive kids’ workshop, and public engagement activities such as the Les Gondoliers Project.



Seeing Music

by Fawn Fritzen, Aurora Workshops

“Going to the symphony is largely an auditory experience. But what if you could visually experience the music, too? Well, now you can. Musicologist Dr. Hannah Chan-Hartley has developed a series of “Visual Listening Guides” that map out the music with icons, colour, and graphical representations of important musical themes.”