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Day 217 of A Year of Deep Listening


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This score is about recognising and owning inner musicianship. Its intimate approach, on the oneiric threshold, is tailored to stimulate, awaken and amplify the foundational crossing plans at the core of the Deep Listening practice. Paced throughout 365 days + 1 the score is offered more as a ‘curatorial structure’ for the Listener to engage with and, almost inadvertently, discover, discern, increase, deepen and harvest the building blocks of his innate musicality.

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Day 216 of A Year of Deep Listening


TO HOLD A BIRD IN YOUR HANDS, by Jake Parker Scott

Jake Parker Scott is a Canadian improviser/composer/artist. He enjoys watching birds fly, bad tattoos and swimming in cold lakes. He once swam for 100 days straight. Before moving to California to study at Mills College, he lived in West Bengal studying North Indian Raga Music. At Mills, he spent his second year in a workshop with Daniel Schmidt, building a boat in the form of nine aluminum gongs. For the last two years he has been obsessed with 16mm film projections and 16mm collages have become an integral part of his composition practice.



Day 215 of A Year of Deep Listening



Ximena Alarcón is a sound artist researcher interested in listening to sonic migrations. She is a Deep Listening® certified tutor, with a PhD in Music Technology and Innovation. Through her career, she has created telematic sonic improvisations and interfaces for relational listening, to understand sensorially her and others’ migratory experience, in search of a collective interface that holds such sonic in-betweenness.



Day 214 of A Year of Deep Listening



“She” is a piece based on my own explorations of pitch and self, and is inspired by the sonic meditations of Pauline Oliveros. The performer(s) are invited to explore their own thoughts and their environment, as well as a pitch or pitches that may occur to them, while alluding to a figure of a ghost/muse, referred to in the score as “She” or “Her”.

Maria Kaoutzani is a Chicago-based composer from Cyprus, currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Recent projects include a concerto for the Grammy-winning Eighth Blackbird and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a residency at National Sawdust, Pomegranate Institute and UCLA’s Notes on Napkins, Hocket ensemble’s #What2020SoundsLike, and art residencies at Anderson Center for the Arts and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, among others. Maria holds a master’s degree in music theory and composition from New York University, and a bachelor’s from the University of York.


Day 213 of A Year of Deep Listening


JUMP!, by Maria Bilbao·Herrera

This text is accompanied by the sound (produced naturally or otherwise) of long, audible inhale and exhale, known in vinyasa yoga as ujjayi (“victorious”) breath.

Caraqueña & nomad by nature, Maria has lived and worked in 9 cities in the last 20 years. Artist & organizer she merges creative expression, critical thought and self ♫ proposing participatory, collaborative/experimental experiences that incorporate performance video/sound. She received the Rita K Hillman Award of Excellence from the ICP in New York. Artist-in-residence at ZK/U in Berlin (2016), where she got deeply into philosophy from Flusser to Cage. Cofounder of nodoCCS, an experimental platform for the arts. She is currently recipient of a scholarship from the Center for Deep Listening.


Day 212 of A Year of Deep Listening



This text is accompanied by the sound (produced naturally or otherwise) of long, audible inhale and exhale, known in vinyasa yoga as ujjayi (“victorious”) breath.

Emily XYZ is an American writer of spoken-word poetry for multiple voices. “}” data-sheets-userformat=”{“2″:769,”3”:{“1″:0},”11″:0,”12″:0}”>Emily XYZ is an American writer of spoken-word poetry for multiple voices.


Day 211 of a Year of Deep Listening


SOUNDING ROOMS, by Neval Tarim

I am an architect, sound artist and composer from Istanbul, Turkey. My studies focus on spatial perception and sound relations, using text, visual, and sound mediums sometimes as a design tool and sometimes as a representation tool. My works range from site-specific sound installations, sound design for visuals, audio-visual works etc. My text-sound composition and video work named “VIRO-MANIFESTAL” was exhibited in the local and global scenes. I recently completed my master’s thesis focusing on the potential of electroacoustic music compositions to create experiences of imaginary space.


Day 210 of A Year of Deep Listening



This score was originally hung on the wall at the Bad Art exhibition, ‘Touch Me Baby’ at Bones & Pearl, Tottenham, London, in January 2018.

Bobby Barry is a writer and composer based in London. His music has been released by Bloxham Tapes and WIAIWYA. His most recent book is called Compact Disc (Bloomsbury).


Day 209 of A Year of Deep Listening


TIME ADAPTATIONS, by Francesca Naibo

Francesca Naibo, guitarist from Milan (Italy), moves fluently across all the different conjugations of the guitar. She is focused on exploring sound in the fields of free improvisation, contemporary music and classical repertoire and is particularly interested in using both the acoustic and the electric nature of her instrument. She studied in Venice, Milan, Bern and Basel and she transcribed the “Exercises in Futility” by and in collaboration with Marc Ribot. Her first solo album “Namatoulee” (Aut Records, 2020) received enthusiastic reviews.


Day 208 of A Year of Deep Listening


Månemeditation (Moon Meditation), by MORTEN SVENSTRUP

Individual meditation, duration: one day to one lifetime.

Morten Svenstrup – I work as a psycotherapist, teacher and musician in Copenhagen, Denmark. As Deep Listening Certificate Holder, I have facilitated numerous workshops, courses and retreats, and enjoy integrating new ideas in the practice.