The Center For Deep Listening

Day 77 of A Year of Deep Listening


Seagull Song, BY Claire Gorman

Claire Gorman is a community musician, composer and advocate of the Hokey Cokey. She loves playing with other people, writing tunes, creating sound-worlds, leading choirs and instigating small musical happenings.

Her current interests include free improvisation, non-traditional scores, Deep Listening and geopoetics, and exploring how these ideas and practices can inform participatory music-making.

Projects include City Soundscapes, Dandelion and The Outlandish Creatures.


Day 76 of A Year of Deep Listening


Soundfield Memory Restoration Archive #2, BY Anne Bourne

Anne Bourne artist/composer, mentor, traveller based in Tkaronto/Toronto, improvises emergent streams of cello sonics, voice, digital image and text. Seasoned in International recording and concert touring, Anne became a creative improviser with composer Pauline Oliveros, and a facilitator of empathic collective gesture through a listening practice developed in Oliveros’ Sangre de Cristo deep listening retreats. A Chalmers Fellow 2023, Anne observes shorelines as difference in coalescence, through walking, listening and field recording creates sound in attunement to the spectral wave patterns of water.

Day 75 of A Year of Deep Listening


bayou-borne, BY Annea Lockwood

New Zealand-born American composer Annea Lockwood (b. 1939) brings vibrant energy, ceaseless curiosity, and a profound sense of openness to her music. Lockwood’s lifelong fascination with the visceral effects of sound in our environments and through our bodies—the way sounds unfold and their myriad “life spans”—serves as the focal point for works ranging from concert music to performance art to multimedia installations.

In recent years Lockwood and her music have received widespread attention, including a Columbia University Miller Theatre Composer Portrait concert, a feature article in The New York Times, a SEAMUS Lifetime Achievement Award, a documentary film by director Sam Green, and most recently, election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her recent collaborative works Into the Vanishing Point with the ensemble Yarn/Wire and Becoming Air with avant-garde trumpeter Nate Wooley were released on Black Truffle Records to great acclaim. Her work has been presented internationally at institutions and festivals such as Lucerne Festival, Tectonics Athens Festival, Signale Graz, Counterflows International Festival of Music and Art, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and many others.

Day 74 of A Year of Deep Listening


We Are Hear, BY LEILA RamagoPal Pertl

Leila Ramagopal Pertl is a passionate advocate for placing student collaborative creativity at the center of their music education. She teaches for the Center for Deep Listening, is professor of Music Education at Lawrence University and is the Music Education Curator for the Mile of Music Festival. She is the College Music Society chair for Cultural Inclusion, chair of Composition and Improvisation for the WMEA Council, and serves on the Smithsonian Folkways Music Education Committee. Leila continues to study Ghanaian Ewe music and Samba. She believes that music is a birthright, and loves being with people in collaborative, creative spaces!


Day 73 of A Year of Deep Listening


Together-Apart, BY Fulya Uçanok

Fulya Uçanok is an electroacoustic musician and pianist; composing and improvising.
She composes electroacoustics and mixed music, performs electronics and piano (with inside-piano techniques) in improvisation settings, either solo or with other musicians.
She is currently interested in response-able sympoietic sounding practices with humans and more-than-humans, practices of material agency with instruments, accessibility without popularization within the medium of electroacoustic music aesthetics, composition and performance practices.



Day 72 of A Year of Deep Listening


Text score for Waiting, BY Maria Chavez

Born in Lima, Peru and based in NYC, Maria Chávez is best known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ. Coincidence, chance & failures are themes that unite her book objects, sound sculptures, installations & other works with her improvised solo turntable performance practice.

Currently, Maria is on the cover of the textbook on the History of Experimental & Electronic music by Routledge Publishing. Her large scale sound & multi-media installations along with other works have been shown at the Getty Museum, the JUDD Foundation in Marfa, TX, Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany and HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel) amongst many other institutions around the world. Her latest solo exhibition, a retrospective of all of her works on paper, was on view at the Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington (Feb. 1- April 15. 2022). She is currently on a medical sabbatical due to receiving brain surgery in Feb. 2019 and will return to performing for the public in 2023. She appreciates everyone’s patience and compassion during this difficult time.

Day 71 of A Year of Deep Listening



Rachel Wilson is a writer, musician and academic. Her work operates across disciplines, primarily focused at the intersections of sound, design, futures and sustainability discourses.

Day 70 of A Year of Deep Listening



Miya Masaoka works at the intersection of sound and resonance, composition, spatialized perception, and social interaction. Her work encompasses notated compositions, objects infused with sound, instrument building, computing wear-ables, and sonification of the behavior of plants, brain activity, and insect movement. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Venice Biennale, MoMA PS1, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. An award-winning composer, she has received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Luciano Berio Rome Prize in Musical Composition, the Fulbright and many others. She is a Professor at Columbia University and directs the MFA program in Sound, a hybrid program with the Computer Music Center and Visual Arts.


Day 69 of A Year of Deep Listening



An avid conversationalist, cellist- Herine Coetzee Koschak is on a lifelong quest to engage in meaningful and personal exchanges through music. Herine is a founding member of Fifth House Ensemble and is regularly heard on local and national radio stations and concert stages, as well as on the Cedille record label.

Day 68 of A Year of Deep Listening


HOME, BY Mar Alzamora

Mar Alzamora- Doublebassist, writer, and Certified Deep Listening® instructor. Co-founder of Paisaxe Ensemble. Her artistic research is based on multisensory exploration through soundwalks and music improvisation. Her poetry books, The Day That Had No Night and Instantáneas Blues, have been published under the Duende Gramático Editorial. Writer for the Latin American Experimental Music Platform (MUSEXPLAT) and last year released the SONICA podcast on Spotify. She holds a MA in Contemporary Arts from Simon Fraser University, a BA in Music from Arizona State University.