second-person plural present active imperative of audiō (to hear)

The effectiveness of a conductor derives primarily from what is seen, but this is just one element of a process which has its outcome in what is actually heard. It is that experience which is the most important element of music, for if we accept that the purpose of music is to provide a narrative in sound then the success of any interpretation must be predicated on the aural experience, not the visual display.

Our Audite projects seek to focus attention on the relationship between ideas about musical concept (inner hearing), the actual sounds produced and the gestural language which forms the connection between them.

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