Marcos Balter (CRF 2012) created a playlist for I Care if You Listen’s weekly ListN Up series, offering an intimate sonic portrait of the diverse and stylistically varied music that influences his creative practice.

On his playlist, Balter said: “Listening is my absolute favorite activity. It centers me, teaches me, amazes me, and humbles me. Pauline Oliveros, one of my heroes and a former professor at my current school, once said: ‘Listen to everything all the time and remind yourself when you are not listening.’ Below are some sounds that have nourished my ears, brain, and heart lately while reminding me to pay very close attention to my own experience as a listener.” Listen to his playlist here.