Day 176 of A Year of Deep Listening



This exercise is for anyone who declares themselves as a composer; who hates any self-declaration as a composer; who feels like a composer; who hates a composer; who makes a living as a composer; who makes a composer; who makes noises like a composer; who eats, breaths, sleeps, dreams and drinks like a composer; sometimes, from time to time, or all-the-time.

Aslı Kobaner is a composer-improviser and sound artist. Their research and work investigate concepts of noise, affect, embodiment, crossculturality, creativity in the context of improvisation/noise activities, Metal Studies, contemporary art music and queer studies. They studied composition. They have released several albums including and experimental hardcore/metal bands. They worked on short movie soundtracks, commissions for contemporary ensembles, video games and multimedia participating various festivals and galleries, both intrastate and abroad. They are a PhD Candidate at MIAM.



Day 174 of A Year of Deep Listening


West Collingswood Walking Meditation, by Matthew Lee Knowles

Originally from Philadelphia, Nathan Watts currently lives in Frankfurt am Main. As a cellist, he is always searching for ways to keep contemporary music and improvisation current and accessible through diverse programming and collaboration. He is a member of the GROW quartet, trio Namiro, Ensemble Tempus Konnex, and the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Leaders. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Stephen Geber, a Master of Music at Rice University with Desmond Hoebig, and a Masters from the International Ensemble Modern Academy at the HfMDK, Frankfurt.



Day 172 of A Year of Deep Listening



From a group of improviser’s études written for Pauline’s Deep Listening class at RPI when I was a PhD candidate there.

Mike Bullock is a composer, performer, and environmental sound recordist based in rural Massachusetts. He has been creating electroacoustic and improvised music since the mid 90s, and has performed across the US and in Europe. Bullock has received grants from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. As Ears In Space, he also designs and builds wave field synthesis and other spatial audio arrays.


Day 171 of A Year of Deep Listening


EARTHQUAKE, by Grace Woodard

Grace Woodard is a sounder, mover, writer, Deep Listening facilitator, and licensed social worker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work considers natural rhythms, somatic awareness, and community as ways of fostering resilience and connection.


Day 170 of A Year of Deep Listening


BREATHFULLY, by JP Seabright

Inspired by the visual and graphic scores of John Cage and film work of Oskar Fischinger, this score is a ‘found piece’ that invites the performer to create music/sound in response to the images and their state of mind at that moment in time.

JP Seabright (she/they) is a queer writer living in London. They have three pamphlets published: Fragments from Before the Fall: An Anthology in Post-Anthropocene Poetry by Beir Bua Press; the erotic memoir NO HOLDS BARRED by Lupercalia Press, and GenderFux, a collaborative poetry pamphlet, by Nine Pens Press. More info at and via Twitter @errormessage.


Day 169 of A Year of Deep Listening



Jaime D. Rojas Vargas is a Colombian based composer living and working in Brazil. He is currently finishing his PHD thesis which consist in creating a soundmap of the Iguazu River in the state of Paraná. He taught sound for 8 years at the Aesthetics Department at Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia and for two years at EMMAT a music school also in Bogotá. His creations has been exhibited and performed in New York City, Brazil, Colombia, Spain and online. His desires are to re frame our cultural, geopolitical, environmental, cosmological and social interactions throough his works..


Day 168 of A Year of Deep Listening



Jasmine Thomasian (they/them) is a Chicago-based composer (collaborator, educator, dog parent, listener) passionate about sound, identity formation, and the interpersonal dynamics of Western art music. Jasmine’s artistic output spans a range of musical aesthetics, with each piece forming around a core question or musical object and often incorporating theatrics, extended techniques, and mundane texts or objects. Jasmine is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition and Music Technology at Northwestern University.).


Day 167 of A Year of Deep Listening



Daniel Barbiero is a double bassist, composer and writer in the Washington DC area whose verbal and graphic scores have been performed in Europe, Asia, and North America. He also is the author of the essay collection As Within, So Without (Arteidolia Press, 2021).