Day 149 of A Year of Deep Listening

Day 149 of A Year of Deep Listening


ESCAPE FROM POSSIBILITY, by astrid hubbard flynn

“Perhaps the most egregious thing we are taught is that we should just be really good at what’s already [considered] possible, to leave the impossible alone.”

– adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy

“Beings are numberless. I vow to save them [all]. Delusions are inexhaustible. I vow to end them. Dharma gates are boundless. I vow to enter them. Buddha’s way is unsurpassable. I vow to become it.”

– The Four Vows (San Francisco Zen Center translation)

astrid hubbard flynn (b. 1999, they/them) is a composer, flutist, vocalist and scholar. Their mediums include staff notation, fixed and live electronic setups, and improvisation based in text and graphics. Throughout their work, astrid is interested in facilitating collaborative scenarios and imagining alternative frameworks for music-making. astrid is currently pursuing a B.A. in Music at Brown University, where they have studied composition with Wang Lu, Kristina Warren and Eric Nathan. astrid grew up on Dakota land and currently lives on Narragansett land. .