Deep Listening & Sounding the Hidden World

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Randy Raine-Reusch and Tina Pearson
Saturday, July 28, 2018
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supported by Contemporary Art Matters and the Centre for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
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Deep Listening into Sounding is a 3-hour workshop for anyone interested in deepening their personal relationship with sound from the inside out. The focus is on the relationship between attentive listening and authentic sounding through subtle exercises that explore imagination, sensation, breath, subtle movement, voice, and group performance of Sonic Meditations and text scores.  Everyone is welcome – no musical experience necessary. Please wear loose comfortable clothing, plus bring a cushion, yoga mat, or blanket.
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Deep Listening® is a philosophy and practice developed by pioneering composer Pauline Oliveros. Deep Listening practice cultivates an appreciation of sound, silence and “sounding” on heightened levels, expanding the potential for connection and interaction with one’s environment, technology and others in music, related arts, and everyday life. Deep Listening explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature – exclusive and inclusive — of listening. The practice includes bodywork, interactive performance, listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts, imagination and dreams, and listening to listening itself. It can enhance depth and detail of practice for artists, meditators, teachers, community organizers, ecologists, parents, and anyone interested. 
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Deep Listening® is a project of the Centre for Deep Listening® at Rennselaer, Troy, New York.
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Sounding the Hidden World is an intimate concert of unique instruments traversing invisible aural structures that intersect our world. This performance integrates ancient Asian philosophy, modern psychology, biospheric art practice, listening through time and networked space, and contemporary aesthetics. This concert will reflect the listening and sounding techniques facilitated in the preceding Deep Listening® workshop.  Randy Raine-Reusch will play Ichigenkin, suling, gambu, and hotoyogiri.  In addition to her extended vocalizing, Tina Pearson will play tuned glass vessels, silver flute and accordion.
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Deep Listening into Sounding workshop 1-4pm (limit 15 participants)
$25 includes potluck meal , 5-6:30pm
 
Sounding the Hidden World concert 7pm (limit 40)
$20 
Both events: $40 
@ Li-Leger residence
2901 132nd Street
South Surrey BC
 
ph. 604 538 8772 / 604 818 9112 to register
 
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For those of you traveling, you are most welcome to ‘hang out’ and explore the gardens here between activities. Chairs will be provided, and if being on the floor is preferred, you will be most welcome to do so.

Cheques can be made to “Contemporary Art Matters”.  Cash also welcome.

 
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Photo by Grace Salez

TINA PEARSON studied and worked with Pauline Oliveros for many years, and is a certified Deep Listening® practitioner.  Pearson’s fascination with sonic phenomena and modes of interaction has led to roles in art, education and community development.  She composes and performs in acoustic,electronic and telematic settings with voice, flute, accordion and virtual instruments.  Her music has been commissioned for dance, video and spoken word performances in Europe and North America, and she has been invited to present work at numerous international symposia, festivals and conferences.  Tina was editor of the Canadian journal Musicworks and an instructor at OCAD University, and currently directs LaSaM Music. 
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Photo by Mei Han

RANDY RAINE-REUSCHis a composer/concert-artist specializing in New and Experimental Music for world instruments. Raine-Reusch has spent over forty years exploring the relationship of music to philosophy, psychology, and spiritual practices. Studying with master musicians from a variety of indigenous cultures, his performances include a number of rare endangered instruments from remote parts of the world. He has performed with artists ranging from Aerosmith, Yes, and Pauline Oliveros, to hereditary grand masters and traditional shamans. He has developed a unique approach to sound that is addressed using extending listening techniques.

 

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