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Event Archive - WORKSHOP: Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros:

Sun. November 23rd 2008 Open Space (All Ages)
1:00pm - 4:00pm doors at 1:00pm
Sunday, November 23, 1-4 PM
WORKSHOP: Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros
Open Space
510 Fort Street, Victoria
Tickets $15 / $12 Students, Seniors, Members

Pauline Oliveros is the founder of “Deep Listening”, which comes from her childhood fascination with sounds and from her works in concert music with composition, improvisation and electro-acoustics. Pauline Oliveros describes Deep Listening as a way of listening in every possible way to everything 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. "Deep Listening is my life practice," she explains, simply.

The Deep Listening Institute, based in Kingston, New York, was founded by Pauline Oliveros on the conviction that creativity forms the vital spirit of public and personal growth. The Deep Listening Institute fosters the creation of innovative arts and associated technologies, and cultivates a global perspective in the arts and education through the practice of Deep Listening. Deep Listening is a philosophy and practice that distinguishes the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary selective nature of listening. The result of the practice cultivates appreciation of sounds on a heightened level, expanding the potential for connection and interaction with one's environment, technology and performance with others in music and related arts.

The practice of Deep Listening provides a framework for artistic collaboration and musical improvisation and gives composers, performers, artists of other disciplines, and audiences new tools to explore and interact with environmental and instrumental sounds. Deep Listening fosters creativity in artists of all ages and levels of artistic development. Pauline Oliveros' annual Deep Listening Retreats are attended by artists from around the world, and her workshops are transformative. Not to be missed.

For more information, see the Open Space website at, 250.383.8833 or email New Music Curator Tina Pearson at for details, images, links to sounds and contact information.


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