The Center For Deep Listening

Day 2 of A Year of Deep Listening

 

POCKET SOUNDS FOR ROUTINE, by THEA MARTIN

Pocket Sounds for Routine invites listeners to explore what happens when we step out of our routines to listen to the sonic environment, embracing the act of walking as a time for reflection, identity formation and discovery. Pocket Sounds for Routine was first realised in a text score workshop in public space on Kaurna land, Adelaide, in 2021. 

Thea is a teaching artist and violinist living on Kaurna land (Adelaide), who aims to develop and deliver engaging music opportunities for the community centred on active, creative and participatory practice. They hold a Bachelor of Music (Advanced) Majoring in Music Education and Pedagogy from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, teach music in South Australian schools and is the creator of A Room of Her Own, A Creativity Workshop in Sound. Thea is interested in exploring listening as activism and self-care as well as providing entry points for the community into art-making experiences. .

Day 1 of A Year of Deep Listening

The Memory of Now, by IONE

IONE is an author / playwright / director and an improvising text-sound artist. In addition to multiple performances internationally, she has created numerous large music theater works with her creative partner and spouse, the composer Pauline Oliveros. These Include the opera The Nubian Word for Flowers; A Phantom Opera, 2017 Roulette Intermedium and NWF Pocket Edition, NYPL @Lincoln Center  2020. IONE‘s memoir, Pride of Family; Four Generations of American Women of Color, was a New York Times Notable Book on its publication. IONE‘s most recent opera TOUCH, with composer Karen Power, premiered at Irish National Opera in 2021.

A Year of Deep Listening

A Year of Deep Listening is a 365-day celebration of the legacy of Pauline Oliveros, and what would have been her 90th birthday. The Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer is publishing one text score per day—online and across social media platforms—beginning on Oliveros’ 90th birthday: May 30, 2022.

The scores have been offered by the community of listeners who have been touched by the philosophy and practice of Deep Listening. In addition to marking and celebrating Oliveros’ 90th birthday, this project is an attempt to explore what listening can make possible in the context of our current moment…

We are all ears!

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Day 217 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.

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