Deep Listening is an approach to to listening that uses playfulness, games, and mindfulness to expand our awareness and pleasure in experiencing sound. Founded by composer/performer Pauline Oliveros, these process have used by musicians and others with wonderful results. Using meditative listening, sound walks, interactive sounding/listening strategies, participants will practice various ways of listening, articulate their experiences, and prepare to perform four pieces: Pauline Oliveros’ Environmental Dialogue and Wind Horse, David Samas’ Forest Walk, and Tom Bickley’s 7 Hums 7 Times. The four pieces will be performed on Saturday 10 Sept at noon at the Tenderloin National Forest in San Francisco, as part of the Acoustic Habitats festival.
Workshop leader Tom Bickley is a composer/performer/teacher who has worked with Pauline Oliveros since 1993. His education includes the Certificate in Deep Listening as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, and graduate degrees in theology and library and information science. His compositions often focus on environmental sound and engage performers and audiences interactively. He co-founded and directs the Cornelius Cardew Choir, teaches music at the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training, and is the specialist for music and philosophy on the Library Faculty at CSU East Bay. See http://about.me/tombickley for more information.
This workshop is open to the general public for a recommended donation of $15 (no one turned away for lack of funds). Previous musical experience/training is not required. Open ears and minds are essential for participation. Questions? please email Tom Bickley (email@example.com)