YEEAHW x 9, by TOMIE HAHN
Backstory: Many of us have fond memories of Pauline’s exuberant “Yeehaw!” exclamations. Often these whoops were shouted out with a lively leap into the air as part of a group Sonic Meditation. She modeled these outbursts of euphoria and we were swayed. Here’s a chance to give back, to practice nine variations for her 90th—starting with a contemplative call, then moving on to more ecstatic ones.
Tomie Hahn is an artist and ethnomusicologist who has devoted her life to the understanding of embodied cultural knowledge. Tomie’s research spans a wide range of area studies and topics including Japanese performance, Monster Truck rallies, improvisation, transmission, the senses, embodiment, dance, and contemplative practices. Her books include Arousing Sense: Recipes for Workshopping Sensory Experience and Sensational Knowledge: Embodying Culture through Japanese Dance. She is Professor emerita in the Arts Department at RPI, where she erved as the Director of the Center for Deep Listening.