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Deep Listening A Composer's Sound Practice Deep Listening A Composer's Sound Practice offers an exciting guide to ways of listening and sounding This book provides uniue insights and perspectives for artists students teachers mediators and anyone interested in how consciousness may be effected by profound attention to the sonic environment Deep ListeningR is 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 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

  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Deep Listening A Composer's Sound Practice
  • Pauline Oliveros
  • English
  • 18 February 2014
  • 9780595343652

10 thoughts on “Deep Listening A Composer's Sound Practice

  1. says:

    I was first turned on to Pauline Oliveros and her work on deep listening by Mike Rugnetta's Reasonably Sound podcast I found her distinction between hearing and listening to be especially interesting and I expected Deep Listening to be an in depth work of sound theory by a groundbreaking contemporary composerThe introduction is full of excellent insight into how sound functions in the world and brings up a number of thought provoking uestions for the reader Which sounds in our lives do we choose to listen to and which sounds do we ignore? What sounds make up the soundscape of 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 theories of sound Unfortunately the rest of the book feels like a rough guide to a self guided sound meditation than an exploration of sound itself I found this section bland Oliveros is undoubtedly a well read and experienced practitioner of meditation and her course on deep listening sounds like it would be perfect for someone interested in getting out of listening to music For some reason this course doesn't seem to translate very well to text and it didn't really have the intended effect on me That being said perhaps someone disciplined in meditation would enjoy this section and regardless I would recommend the book to anyone even remotely interested in music andor sound theory It's a uick read and it really gets you thinking

  2. says:

    This book has some really insightful content about our relationship to sound The rest of the book which has long descriptions of meditative practices is not very informative The practices aren't significantly different from what you might find in other approaches to meditation and it's hard to understand how they relate to the author's approach to music

  3. says:

    An odd little book My reason for reading it was not terribly well aligned with its own purpose so my relative indifference to it should not be taken too seriously The author is an experimental composer seemingly fairly well known in her particular niche who has spent a lifetime thinking about listening I heard about it because another book that I read uoted some of this author's insights and I decided to read it for myself Rather less of the book than I had hoped is comprised of said insights however and rather is devoted to outlining the listening based meditative practice after which the book is named It seems like it could be a useful practice if you are in the market for such a thing but I am not I think the book would be improved if space was devoted to explanation and if the fragments out of which much of the book is built were brought together into a clearer whole And while I certainly hope that everyone is able to find paths to wisdom and solace and good living that work for them I do find the sensibility that might broadly be labelled New Age to be a bit hard to take and there were at least hints of that here in amidst the other spiritual and intellectual and meditative traditions that inform the book Anyway even if they did end up being a minority of the book I still appreciate the author's insights into listening and attention and there were also a couple of short personal essays by other people towards the end of the book that weren't necessarily relevant to my narrow purpose but were certainly interesting

  4. says:

    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 a definitive Oliveros textThe ebook is terrible by the way Scanned in without editing or formatting of any kind I must assume the print version is superior

  5. says:

    a concise overview of the theory and practice of deep listening a meditative practice of listening that has profound effects of music performance and everyday life by pauline oliveros american composer and one of the pioneers of electronic music and free improvisation it's all here in short passages of instruction and includes some examples of how deep listening is integrated into pauline's scores some early scores are also included highly recommended for musicians and music lovers alike

  6. says:

    Short simple democratic gorgeous an introduction to what deep listening is as well as exercises this book is inspiring towards any kind of meditation or creativity especially in groups it taught me a lot about how to teach the arts effectively as well as think about listening in new ways as well as getting past blockages of how you limit yourself creatively Pauline forever

  7. says:

    Recommended by a musician friend after we spent a night setting each other ablaze with ideas in her studio I am not great at listening as a musician must but I have practiced listening as a meditator might dropping the names for the source of the sound and such This book has some wonderful exercises

  8. says:

    Lovely Really of a workbook to return to again and again

  9. says:

    My favorite kind of book

  10. says:

    She is amazing of course and her ideas are amazing but what a wierd disjointed jumble of a collection of writings this is

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