Day 166 of A Year of Deep Listening


MUSHROOM LANGUAGE, by Tristan Partridge

Tristan Partridge is a social anthropologist and photographer exploring how experiences of sound and intersubjectivity shape critical approaches to art, activism, and humanistic research. Working with the concept of aural anthropology, these explorations attend to sound as a medium that generates, complicates, and sustains relationality. Solo and collaborative projects include A Wake of Starry Tongues, In Posterface, and Coagulars; works have been performed internationally including at Echo Park Rising (Los Angeles, California) and //BUZZCUT// (Glasgow, Scotland).


Day 165 of A Year of Deep Listening



From the series “Text Scores for Getting to Know Invertebrates”

Lisa Schonberg is a composer and percussionist creating sound works based on ecological research. Informed by her background in entomology, she is interested how sound work can reveal and challenge assumptions about insect sound-worlds and insect agency. She has been collaborating with Brazilian entomologists on ATTA (Amplifying the Tropical Ants), a project investigating ant bioacoustics in the Amazon. Other recent work includes work on old-growth forests in Oregon and endangered Hawaiian bees. She is pursuing her PhD in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Day 163 of A Year of Deep Listening



Discussing another composer’s work, my friend Danyel and I disagreed as to whether a conversation was a suitable model for a musical discourse. Meditating on the question, I thought of this score. Perhaps he may someday hear a realization of it that persuades him, perhaps not; either way, we will continue our conversations.

Andrew May is a composer, improviser, violinist, and computer musician; assistant director of the Sounds Modern concert series; and a teacher at the University of North Texas.

Day 162 of A Year of Deep Listening


FIND THE ANTIDOTE, by Sophie Weston

Sophie Weston is a musician interested in the meditative nature and sonic potential of the flute. Through contemporary repertoire and improvisation, her practice explores the tension between compositional intent and the materiality of the instrument, and the transcendent possibilities therein. 

Day 161 of A Year of Deep Listening



Seth Cluett is an artist and composer whose work ranges from photography and drawing to video, sound installation, concert music, and critical writing. His “subtle…seductive, immersive” (Artforum) work has been characterized as “rigorously focused and full of detail” (e/i) and “dramatic, powerful, and at one with nature” (The Wire). Exploring the territory between the senses, Cluett’s works are marked by a detailed attention to perception and to the role of sound in the creation of a sense of place, the workings of memory, and the experience of time. His research interests and critical writings investigate embodied cognition, sound in virtual and augmented reality, the media history of the loudspeaker, the history and documentation of sound in art practice, and architectural acoustics..

Day 160 of A Year of Deep Listening



A slightly revised version of CAPTURED SOUND, one of the 23 short texts used in MUSIC FOR ONESELF v1 to guide visitors of the event Music for Oneself through a solitary and partially imagined musical experience around the Jazzcampus of the Musik-Akademie Basel.

Goni Peles is a PhD student under the supervision of James Saunders and part of the Open Scores Lab research group at Bath Spa University. In his PhD, he investigates the transferability of game design to music composition and develops the multiplayer music game ScoreCraft. He holds two Master’s degrees in Composition and Music Theory from the Hochschule für Musik Basel, where he studied with Caspar Johannes Walter and Jakob Ullmann, and a B.Mus. in Composition from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (Tel Aviv University), where he studied with Dan Yuhas.

Day 159 of A Year of Deep Listening


WORK (for a group of people, perhaps with instruments), by Lucca Totti

work (for a group of people, perhaps with instruments) is part of a series of text scores based on observation, imagination and translation of events from everyday life. The artist works ‘in the field’ as a recorder of ideas and affects, later turned to text scores, as a practice of presence, listening and sound-imagination. 

Lucca Totti is a Brazilian sound artist, composer, improvisor, researcher and teacher. Works on experimental practices in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 158 of A Year of Deep Listening



Sady Sullivan & Lorelei Wagner met during their Deep Listening Intensives and continue to collaborate after completing their DL Certifications. Sady & Lorelei believe in the healing power of reclaiming our connection to the cosmos and each other..

Day 157 of A Year of Deep Listening


INNER COMPASS, by Susan Geaney

Iinspired by the works and philosophy of Pauline Oliveros. I like to create pieces that are accessible for all to explore and contribute in their own way. These pieces can be imagined and experienced privately or performed in any context and location. 

I’m a Composer and Improviser from Co. Kerry, Ireland. I’m interested in creating music that is deeply connected. My music asks performers to immerse themselves in a philosophy that facilitates a deeper listening and awareness to each other, the material, energy and space. Intuitive listening and responding remains the primary focus of my sound exploration across various creative disciplines.