I was first turned on to Pauline Oliveros and her work on deep listening by Mike Rugnetta sReasonably Soundpodcast I found her distinction between hearing and listening to be especially interesting, and I expectedDeep Listeningto be an in depth work of sound theory by a groundbreaking contemporary composer.
The introduction is full of excellent insight into how sound functions in the world and brings up a number of thought provoking questions for the reader Which sounds in our lives do we choose to listen to, and which sounds do we ignore What sounds make up thesoundscapeof life, and how does the soundscape affect the psyche This, in addition to a comprehensive, diverse bibliography, glossary, and notes section, provide the reader with several promising avenues to further explore the Lovely Reallyof a workbook to return to again and again.
This book is just okay It seems fairly haphazard Collected materials not really integrated into a whole I probably need to spend the time doing the practices described in the book to really benefit from it The book is padded out with a bunch of essays and listserv posts by Pauline s students Only bits of that stuff are interesting I m still seeking adefinitive Oliveros text.
The ebook is terrible, by the way Scanned in without editing or formatting of any kind I must assume the print version is superior.
My favorite kind of book.
☆ Deep Listening: A Composer's Sound Practice Á Deep Listening was a great, quick read to getinsight into the process of Pauline Oliveros s work and learnwhat DL is all about.
The scores and sketches are great at giving a quick view into the program.
I can tell from reading about the work that a seminar would be a much better introduction to this work I ve spent enough time learning tai chi, chi kung and meditation myself to know that you can t just read it from a book And that seems to be the key to this book it s a sketch.
I m definitely inspired to try some of the techniques out Especially starting a listening journal and starting to dofield recording.
Very accessibly explanation of Oliveros Deep Listening techniques and workshops, along with project descriptions and responses from participants Hope they get a better copy editor for the next edition Deep Listening A Composer S Sound Practice Offers An Exciting Guide To Ways Of Listening And Sounding This Book Provides Unique Insights And Perspectives For Artists, Students, Teachers, Meditators And Anyone Interested In How Consciousness May Be Effected By Profound Attention To The Sonic Environment Deep Listening Ris A Practice Created By Composer Pauline Oliveros In Order To Enhance Her Own As Well As Other S Listening Skills She Teaches This Practice Worldwide In Workshops, Retreats And In Her Ground Breaking Deep Listening [ read Online Deep Listening: A Composer's Sound Practice Å woodwork PDF ] by Pauline Oliveros Ò Classes At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute And Mills College Deep Listening Practice Is Accessible To Anyone With An Interest In Listening Undergraduates With No Musical Training Benefit From The Practices And Successfully Engage In Creative Sound Projects Many Report Life Changing Effects From Participating In The Deep Listening Classes And RetreatsOliveros Is Recognized As A Pioneer In Electronic Music And A Leader In Contemporary Music As Composer, Performer, Educator And Author Her Works Are Performed Internationally And Her Improvisational Performances Are Documented Extensively On Recordings, In The Literature And On The Worldwide Web