Day 5 of A Year of Deep Listening


They Tell Eachother Stories, by kory Reeder

Kory Reeder is an American composer and performer whose music investigates ideas of objectivity, place, immediacy. His music has been released on Edition Wandelweiser, Petrichor Records, Sawyer Editions, Impulsive Habitat, and Another Timbre (upcoming). Kory is from Nebraska and currently resides in Texas where he is an active performer and is currently pursuing a PhD. at the University of North Texas.

Day 4 of A Year of Deep Listening



Stephen Chase composes, improvises, and walks quite a lot. His work veers erratically between generative ideas and following his nose, exploring, amongst other things, aspects of group interaction, collaboration, acoustical phenomena, and the passing of time. He is co-editor of Changing the System: The Music of Christian Wolff (Ashgate/Routledge), and convenes the occasional performance series, mon se taire truc.

Day 3 of A Year of Deep Listening


CONTINENTAL DRIFT (A SCore for collaborating remotely), by MATT O’HARE

First performed December 8, 2021 across several timezones.

Matt O’Hare, Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose research and creative practice focus on human-computer interaction, creativity, and the critical study of new media technologies. With a background in the performing arts and music technology, his work foregrounds the development of interactive systems to support improvisation, collaboration, and meaningful exchange among human performers and digital environments.

Day 2 of A Year of Deep Listening



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. .

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

The book version of A Year of Deep Listening will be released in Fall 2024 (published by Terra Nova Press and distributed by MIT Press), bringing these scores together into one beautiful and historic volume.

See all 365 scores below!

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.