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Deep Listening: Pauline Oliveros

Tom Service explores deep listening, a practice created by composer Pauline Oliveros to train performers to listen better and respond to environmental conditions.

Tom Service immerses himself in Deep Listening, a practice created by composer Pauline Oliveros. It's a kind of sonic meditation, a way of approaching music with more sensitivity that anyone can practise. In exploring this concept, Tom also explores the music of Oliveros, one of the most influential composers of the late twentieth century. She was a pioneer of electronic music, working with tape machines and early synthesizers in the 1060s in California.
She wrote: "Deep listening for me is learning to expand the perception of sounds to include the whole space/time continuum of sound - encountering the vastness and complexities as much as possible.".

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Oliveros, Dempster, Panaiotis, Eckert

    CCCC (Cistern Chapel Chance Chants)

    • The Ready Made Boomerang.
    • New Albion.
    • 6.
  • Pauline Oliveros

    Bye Bye Butterfly

    • OHM+: the early gurus of electronic music.
    • Ellipsis Arts.
    • 3.
  • Pauline Oliveros

    To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation

    • (Hope College performance 1970).
    • Roaratorio.
  • Oliveros, Dempster, Panaiotis, Eckert

    Lear

    • The Ready Made Boomerang.
    • New Albion.
    • 1.
  • Oliveros, Dempster, Panaiotis, Eckert

    Nike

    • The Ready Made Boomerang.
    • New Albion.
    • 4.
  • Deep Listening Band

    Johina (2014)

    • free download from Dunrobin Sonic Gym website.
  • Pauline Oliveros / Ione

    Water Above, Sky Below (part 2)

    • Morphine Records.
  • Pauline Oliveros and Seth Cluett

    Apple Box

    • Private recording from Seth Cluett.
  • Éliane Radigue

    Jetsun Mila

    • Lovely Music.
  • John Luther Adams

    Become Ocean

    Performer: Seattle Symphony. Performer: Ludovic Morlot.
    • Cantaloupe.
  • Chris Watson

    The Crossroads

    • Stepping into the Dark.
    • Touch.
    • 3.
  • Oliveros, Dempster, Panaiotis, Eckert

    Geocentric

    • The Ready Made Boomerang.
    • New Albion.

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