He listens to ambient/relaxing audiobooks while reading musical scores.
I’ve been on it for a while, mainly for the recommendations. Somebody asked me to review a book that they’d written about a tramp eating a seagull. Still haven’t read it.
If you want to know how foolish and vapid an educated person can be, just go to Goodreads and check out the one- and two-starred reviews of your favourite books.