The Center For Deep Listening

Day 137 of A Year of Deep Listening


Soundtrack Listening, by Brenda Hutchinson

Excerpted from “The Little Listening Book” a collection of listening based meditations, strategies, games, etc., developed over the years with and for my classes, among other occasions.

Brenda Hutchinson is a composer and sound artist whose work is based on the cultivation and encouragement of openness in her own life and in those she works with. Through her work with large-scale experiments in socially based improvisations and interactions, Brenda has developed a body of work based on a perspective about interacting with the public and non-artists through personal, reciprocal engagement with listening and sounding. She continues to explore and share with others the conceptual, aesthetic and relational possibilities that arise from this type of activity. Brenda is the recipient of the Gracie Allen Award from American Women in Radio and Television and has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lila Wallace, McKnight Foundation, NY State Council on the Arts and Meet the Composer among others. Recordings of her work are available through TELLUS, Deep Listening, O.O. DISCS, Frog Peak Music and Leonardo Music Journal. She has been an artist in residence at San Quentin Prison, Headlands Center for the Arts, Harvestworks, Exploratorium, Ucross and Djerassi.

Day 136 of A Year of Deep Listening


disappearing by listening, by Minerva Juolahti

Minerva Juolahti (1987, Helsinki) is a visual artist and performance maker working in the intersection of body, sound, and space. Juolahti is interested in how the ideas of space and movement can be approached through the idea of translation, as well as voice and noise as embodied and conceptual phenomenon. Public discussion, affect, bodily place relationship, and memory are recurring concepts in their body of work. They work artistically especially with sound performance and use the sounds produced by the body as a starting point in their work. They live and work in Helsinki, Finland.

Day 135 of A Year of Deep Listening


let the wind rinse your ears, by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen is an artist and researcher who works in the intersection between performance art, sound, open technology, and matter. Madsen is currently a doctoral candidate at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (FI), researching environmental performance art and affective relations in the context of climate change. Madsen is the founder and curator of performance protocols, a nomadic platform for instruction-based art and collaborative processes, and a certified Deep Listening facilitator from the Center for Deep Listening, Rensselaer Polytech Institute (US).

Day 134 of A Year of Deep Listening


A Thousand Mile Song, by David Rothenberg

Musician/philosopher David Rothenberg wrote Why Birds Sing, Bug Music, Survival of the Beautiful & many other books, published in at least eleven languages. His more than thirty recordings include One Dark Night I Left My Silent House, and most recently In the Wake of Memories and Faultlines. He has performed or recorded with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Gabriel, Ray Phiri, Suzanne Vega, Scanner, Elliott Sharp, Umru, Iva Bittová, & the Karnataka College of Percussion. Nightingales in Berlin is his latest book and film. Rothenberg is Distinguished Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Day 133 of A Year of Deep Listening


Song for the Waxing Moon, by Jeannette Lambert

Living creatively through jazz and intuition guides my life as a jazz singer and composer. As a Dutch-Indonesian immigrant raised in Northern Ontario in Canada, free jazz, sound poetry, and dreamwork allow me the freedom of a unique creative expression. My recent album Genius Loci North was instantly composed with my trio and the spirits of place in forests in Quebec. I live in Montreal, Quebec.

Day 132 of A Year of Deep Listening


Imp/Rov(ing)isation, by norman lowrey

Imp/Rov(ing)isation Is a modified version of a work for Singing Masks and Electronics. Created for and performed at the Third Annual Conference of the International Society for Improvised Music, hosted by Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, December 7, 2008..

Norman Lowrey is a mask maker/composer/performance/video artist. and Professor Emeritus of Music at Drew University. He is the originator of Singing Masks, was among the first group to receive certification in Deep Listening, and was a Board of Directors member of the former Deep Listening Institute.

Day 131 of A Year of Deep Listening



Simple Forms, Complex People (1991), Art Clay. The composition uses words to provide a sense of atmosphere, a musical process, and the framework for determining the overall duration. Each of the pieces is written for a different combination of performers and the movements may be performed separately or along with any of the other three. The work as a whole emphasises a certain sense of flexibility in a composition by providing for the possibilities of having a long or a short piece with one or several movements played by one to four people playing on any instruments.

The sound artist Art Clay lives in Basel Switzerland. He has appeared at international festivals, on radio and television, and diverse art venues from top museums to artist run spaces. He has received support from a multitude of arts councils from around the world for diverse projects including those for performance, installation, theater, and design. Prizes have been awarded to him for music composition, performance, theatre, new media art, curation, as well as software development.

Day 130 of A Year of Deep Listening


Draw, Graph, or otherwise illustrate your listening experience, by miles friday

“draw, graph, or otherwise illustrate your listening experience” is a prompt to reflect on the ways that we listen and hear. It is a page from my “Getting to Know Your Loudspeakers” project, an instructional booklet that proposes a series of listening activities, performance instructions, and diagrams for an individual and two loudspeakers in a room.

Miles Jefferson Friday is a composer who works with a wide range of acoustic, un/notated, electronic, digital, installation, and instrument-building based compositional practices. He aims to explore the personal subjectivities of auditory reception, rethink instruments and/as objects, and propose ways in which the field of music composition can operate more dynamically.

Day 129 of A Year of Deep Listening


lateNt cartographies, by michael century

Michael Century, composer and cultural theorist, Professor of New Media and Music in the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which he joined in 2002. Before Rensselaer, he worked as a new media researcher, inter-arts producer, and arts policy maker. Century’s works for live and electronically processed instruments have been performed and broadcast in concerts and festivals. His book Northern Sparks: Innovation, Technology Policy and the Arts in Canada from Expo 67 to the Internet Age appeared in 2022 with The MIT Press.


Day 128 of A Year of Deep Listening


Future Soundscapes, by scott smallwood

Scott Smallwood is a sound artist, composer, and sound performer who creates works inspired by discovered textures and forms, through a practice of listening, field recording, and sonic improvisation. He designs experimental electronic instruments and software, as well as sound installations and site-specific performance scenarios. He works in a variety of sound and music genres, including instrumental concert and chamber music, electroacoustic music, sound art and installation, improvisatory performance, and more recently, audio game development. His work has been presented worldwide, including recent presentations at SARC in Belfast, the Issue Project Room in NYC, the Burning Man Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada, the The Hong Kong Arts Centre, and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, NY. His recorded work has been released on Autumn Records, Deep Listening, Wowcool, Simple Logic, Static Caravan, and Dead Definition Records.ool.