Notes for Listening

January 17th, 2021

Whatever moment the river might invite us to, it is a thick moment, a moment in motion. Audio piece and notes to the listener.

Listening to the Mississippi, 2020

In this contribution, artist Monica Moses Haller’s long-term work in and around the Mississippi River Delta is presented in the form of a composition made from field recordings and musical interpretations by Judd Greenstein and Michi Wiancko. The written pages of the “Notes for Listening” that accompany the composition make visible the Indigenous Peoples who live throughout the Delta, while referencing its varied and always changing landscapes, borrowing words by Toni Morrison, Rebecca Solnit, Tia Simone Gardner, and others.