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Day 127 of A Year of Deep Listening


Stones/Water/Time/Breath, by Dean Rosenthal

Stones/Water/Time/Breath was composed in 2012 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard at Edgartown Great Pond. The piece is frequently performed and the Edition Wandelweiser recording of 2019 contains performances in Newfoundland, Brooklyn, and other sites, including Wilbraham, and Woodstock. For more about Stones/Water/Time/Breath in much greater detail, and for translations of the score in French, German, Chinese, Spanish, and Polish, please visit:, the companion site.

Dean Rosenthal is an American composer who writes instrumental and electrocoustic music. His music is called “thorny” and “modernist” by the New Yorker although much of it isn’t, like this score. His music is widely broadcast, performed, and choreographed in North America, Europe, and Asia. He plays the role of editor for Open Space publications and often collaborates with others to present work as well as performing in the duo, Daykah, with Karin Rosenthal. He is currently writing an oral history of American experimental music for Oxford University Press.

Day 126 of A Year of Deep Listening



American composer Jim Dalton is a professor of music theory at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. His works are performed throughout the US, Canada, and in Europe, including venues such as Musique Nouvelles, Lunel, France; the Kansas Symposium of New Music; Sound: Scotland’s Festival of New Music; and Akademie der Tonkunst (Darmstadt, Germany). He has recent premieres by Aaron Larget-Caplan, Carson Cooman, Sharan Leventhal, Stephen Altoft, Transient Canvas, and Scottish Voices. Dalton is a frequent guest lecturer in microtonality/just intonation.


Day 125 of A Year of Deep Listening


the dream wizard, by christer fredriksen

Christer Fredriksen is an ambient jazz guitarist and composer with a distinctive sound and a unique ability to tell stories through his music. Christer was born 1972 in Kristiansand, Norway and fell in love with the woods and the electric guitar at the age of 13. He studied music at the Agder University, finishing his Masters Degree with a Performing Masters in Afro-American musics. Christer holds a teaching position at a local secondary school. 


Day 124 of A Year of Deep Listening


sexual piece, by vassilis chatzmakris

From “Mindful Sounds,” a collection of scores inspired by Pauline Oliveros’ concept of Deep Listening.

I am a composer, performer and sound artist, currently completing my PhD in Composition at Bath Spa University. My compositions have been performed by ensembles such as 6daEXIt, Apartment House, Plus Minus and In(s)core in concerts, festivals and multimedia performances all around the world. My compositional practice is centered around interfacial scores, i.e. scores that allow for alternative interpretations using substantially different performing means, representing thus an interface between different media.e now.


Day 123 of A Year of Deep Listening


10,000 steps, by chris robinson

An artist, writer, and musician, I use indeterminate and aleatory methods to produce interdisciplinary works. My artists books have been exhibited in the UK, USA, and Europe, and are in several UK collections, including at Tate Britain, University College London, and the BALTIC in Gateshead. I have self-released several albums of experimental music as The Erratic, which can be found at: www.theerratic.bandcamp.comme now.


Day 122 of A Year of Deep Listening


Find a wall, by Glenn Weyant

i work in a grocery store. i like to listen. always have. did some things that resonated in a media way. did some things that resonated in a physical way. its whats ahead that interests me now.


Day 120 of A Year of Deep Listening


eye piece, by  kevin corcoran

Kevin Corcoran works with percussion and field recordings with an open interest in sound as medium as it moves through contexts of music, art, communication and place. Based in the California Bay Area, he improvises, arranges sounding objects, and collaborates across disciplines and borders.


Day 119 of A Year of Deep Listening


grecian headlights, by gelsey bell

Gelsey Bell is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and scholar. She is a core member of thingNY, Varispeed, and the Chutneys. She is currently a resident artist at the HERE Arts Center, where she is developing the opera mɔːnɪŋ, and is looking forward to a music residency at Pioneer Works in 2022. She has received awards from Opera America and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and recent residencies at Mount Tremper Arts and the Kinosaki Arts Center in Japan. Her recent works include Cairns, shuffleyamamba: Yamamba as a Bear, Meander, SubtacTTTTTTTTT, and Skylighght. 

Day 118 of A Year of Deep Listening


cholorophyll green, by martha riva palacio obón

This piece is inspired in Hildegard’s von Bingen concept of Viriditas, greening green. It may be performed with or without human public. Blood, sap, we breathe…

Mexican author and sound artist. Martha Riva Palacio Obon studied psychology and visual arts and is part of the science and arts collective Cúmulo de Tesla. In 2020 she was granted the Otherwise fellowship with her interdisciplinary project Following crickets around the house. Her sound essays have been presented in spaces such as Tsonami, Radiophrenia, Sur Aural and the WFAE conferences among others. Her short story Biography of Algae has been published in Strange Horizons.