The Deep Listening Band (DLB) was founded in 1988 by Pauline Oliveros (accordion, "expanded instrument system", composition), Stuart Dempster (trombone, didjeridu, composition) and Panaiotis (vocals, electronics, composer). David Gamper (keyboards, electronics) replaced Panaiotis in 1990.
Keep listening and discover the sound of music without limits. Our Featured Playlists. Harvestworks is pleased to partner with Issue Project room to present Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood and Suzanne Thorpe each presenting new work using Paul Geluso’s immersive 3D Sound Object in homage to the experimental legacy of Pauline Oliveros, presented as a part of World Listening Day. Pauline was known to encourage musicians to sound out the spaces they occupied
Oliveros's listening encompasses the whole world, it doesn't separate you from it, and the noise of politics, identity, and representation is part of what she hears. She recently made a piece, Occupy Air, for the People's Microphone developed at the Occupy Wall Street protest, which is an unamplified "call and reverberate tactic", she says, "that is being used in very creative, strategic ways".
Pauline defined deep listening as, listening in every possible way to every thing possible to hear no matter what you are doing. Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, of one’s own thoughts as well as musical sounds. She urged us to, Take a walk at night, and walk so silently that the bottoms of your feet become ears. Let us all slow down enough to let our feet become our ears. Let us listen to the ground on 18 July, World Listening Day 2017, in honor of composer and deep listener, Pauline Oliveros. Andrea Williams, New York teaching artist.
Oliveros used ground-breaking and highly innovative electronics, vocals and improvisations. With kindness she pushed music herself into new territories which resulted in wonderfully progressive tomes, pointing the way to new possibilities and inspiring the artists of the future. While she is heralded by experimental musicians and drone heads alike, Oliveros is equally acclaimed for devising instruments for disabled people and teaching students with no formal music training to improvise together. Pauline Oliveros knew the distinction between merely hearing something and actually listening and this very thoughtful, immaculately conceived and played collection goes a long, long way to doing justice to her genius. Ian Fraser (Terrascope).
Working from the 1950s onwards and best known as the creator of Deep Listening, Oliveros primarily utilised electronic, vocal and improvisational media. A composer and musical theorist of considerable scope, intelligence and sensitivity, her life-long aim was to develop new and more profound ways of hearing music.
As a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, Oliveros collaborated with Terry Riley, playing in the first performance of Riley’s ‘In C’, and modular synthesist Morton Subotnick. In hearing, the ears take in all the sound waves and particles and deliver them to the audio cortex where the listening takes place. We cannot turn off our ears–the ears are always taking in sound information–but we can turn off our listening. I feel that listening is the basis of creativity and culture. How you’re listening, is how you develop a culture and how a community of people listens, is what creates their culture.
radio aporee: world listening day 2018. This year's theme is FUTURE LISTENING created by Filipino sound artist Teresa Barrozo.
Kerry O’Brien on the composer Pauline Oliveros, who died on November 25th. They began as sound and body experiments within a women’s group. Kerry O’Brien is P. candidate in musicology at Indiana University. She lives and writes in Seattle.
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|2||–Daniel Kordik||Autobaterie, Katalizatory, Wind & Pile Of Woods||7:29|
|3||–Luís Antero||Passos Na Neve Da Estrela||7:02|
|4||–Robert Kroos||Rotterdam Zuiderpark & Below (20hz Ground Freq Mix)||5:06|
|5||–David Oppetit||The Little Boy In The Cave||3:10|