The Center For Deep Listening

Day 295 of A Year of Deep Listening

SONIC HABITAT NO. 22, by Akari Komura

Akari Komura is a Japanese composer-vocalist. Her breadth of work spans chamber ensemble, multimedia/electronic, dance, and vocal music. Her works have been presented at the Atlantic Music Festival, Composers Conference, Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, Nief-Norf, Penn State New Music Festival, and soundSCAPE. She holds a M.M. in Composition from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Vocal Arts from the University of California, Irvine. Her major teachers include Evan Chambers, Roshanne Etezady, Stephen Rush, and Frances Bennett.

Day 294 of A Year of Deep Listening

EQUAL BREATH, by Hannah White

A score for the Spring equinox. Originally arranged for people and mini harmonicas, re-arranged here for voice.

I’m an artist, voice practitioner and facilitator, exploring sound and performance in non-traditional spaces. I am particularly interested in the meeting of vocal experimentation and text, using sound poetry, found text and cut-up/list texts alongside more lyrical structures and extended techniques. I’m exploring the intersection of artistic and spiritual practice, through ritualised and participatory performance scenarios that dissolve the boundaries between audience and performer. I’m a certified Deep Listening facilitator and Group Voice Therapy facilitator

Day 293 of A Year of Deep Listening

LISTENING AT KREGME, by Morten Svenstrup

Individual meditation.

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. 


Day 292 of A Year of Deep Listening

WOW, by Jesse Stewart

Jesse Stewart is a composer, musician, visual artist, researcher, and educator. His music has been documented on over thirty recordings including Stretch Orchestra’s self-titled debut album, which was honoured with the 2012 “Instrumental Album of the Year” Juno award (the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy). His music has been performed at festivals throughout Canada, Europe and the United States and he has been widely commissioned. He has performed and recorded with musical luminaries including Pauline Oliveros, William Parker, David Mott, Hamid Drake, and many others.

Day 291 of A Year of Deep Listening

HANDY LISTENING, by Christof Zürn

Christof Zürn is the founder of Creative Companion and He is the author of the Music Thinking Jam Cards (Bis Publishers, 2018) and The Power of Music Thinking (Bis Publishers, 2022) and the host of the podcast with the same name.

Day 290 of A Year of Deep Listening

GROW AND STRETCH, by Parker Nelson

Parker Nelson is redefining the limits of what the horn can do with innovative programs that include his own original arrangements, transcriptions, techniques, commissions, and new context for standard practices and repertoire. As a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and educator, Parker actively works with communities both home and abroad to continually expand the cultural, educational, and artistic reach of the 21st century horn player.

Day 289 of A Year of Deep Listening

UNMUTING HANWI, by David AguDeLo-Bernal

Aural artist, sound designer, media maker and university lecturer with a career that encompasses various forms of media, music and sound creation, with an emphasis on performing arts, time-based arts, digital media and creative research in sound, media and performance practices with a focus on creative expressiveness, narratives and languages. Currently developing the experimental lofi songs project ‘Lunileptik’.

Day 288 of A Year of Deep Listening

WATER, WOOD, STONE, BREATH,  by Grace Harper

Grace Harper is a Cleveland-based pianist, composer, and improvisor. She holds a BA in music history from Cleveland State University and a Master’s in Ethnomusicology from Kent State University. She has collaborated widely with Cleveland area improvisers such as Bbob Drake, Kristen Ban Drake, Alex Henry, Lisa Miralia, Dan Wenninger, and others. Projects include Trepanning Trio, Manifesta, Freedom Jazz Collective, and Tributary. She has performed with Mark Mothersbaugh and Tatsuya Nakatani. She studied composition with Chris Auerbach- Brown and Andrew Rindfleisch. 

Day 287 of A Year of Deep Listening


With an interdisciplinary career blending classical training in cello and composition, sound/audio data research, and innovative computational arts education, Margaret Anne Schedel transcends the boundaries of disparate fields to produce integrated work at the nexus of computation and the arts. Her diverse creative output spans the interactive multimedia opera The King Listens, virtual reality experiences, sound art, video game scores, and compositions for a wide variety of classical instruments or custom controllers with interactive audio and video processing. She is internationally recognized for the creation and performance of ferociously interactive media and won the 2019 Pamela Z Innovation Award. Her solo CD, Signal through the Flames, was released by Parma Records in 2020. She holds a certificate in Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros and has studied composition with Mara Helmuth, Cort Lippe and McGregor Boyle and Geoffrey Wright and improvisation with George Lewis and Mark Applebaum.