deep listening intensive with pauline oliveros (montreal workshop)

This is Pauline Oliveros, a composer, performer and humanitarian who will be doing a workshop in Montreal this week. Oliveros is the founder of Deep Listening, a way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what you are doing. She’s also pioneer in American electronic music who has collaborated with the likes of Laurie Anderson and Annie Sprinkle, and has received the John Cage award 2012 by the Foundation of Contemporary Arts.

According to the workshop description:

In a meditative atmosphere we will explore core concepts of improvisation… There will be opportunities to work alone, in pairs, trios and in larger groups, drawing on Deep Listening practices explored in the open circle exercises.

Our goal will be to improvise from our meditative listening in solo, small ensemble and large group ensemble configurations with a creative musical finale of presentations.

Seriously cool. I’ll be checking out this workshop and reporting back.

Pauline Oliveros

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Time:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Naada Yoga Studio, 5540 Casgrain

Price: General Public – $39.00 / Naada Yoga members – $36.00

The workshop is a co-presentation by Naada Yoga, McGill University’s Personal and Cultural Enrichment program (PACE), and the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice research project of the Department of Philosophy of McGill University.

  1. Oh Roseanne,

    How fortunate you are to experience Pauline’s work!!!! I first was exposed to her ‘explorations’ in the 1970s at NYC’s “The Kitchen” performance space. THEN, I lived 6 miles south of her Kingston, NY loft/performance space where I participated in one of her “Dream” music pieces: a bunch of folks, in pajamas, brought their sleeping bags to her place and fell asleep and slept through the night while the music droned on…….