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Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
Tomie Hahn Director
hahnt "at" rpi.edu

 

    

 

Traffic Prayers

Wendy Burch

Wendy Burch's collaborative work Traffic Prayers, formerly performed with her late husband, Joe Catalano, and which she now performs with musicians Marianne McDonald and Toyoji Tomita.

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The Toy Palace

Charles Doria

This "libretto for animals, people and machines," strings together elegant verbal structures mirroring chorale and canon. In The Toy Palace cats and humans suffer under u.s. ideology. A children's solo puts a slip-knot in the snare of all edifying discourse: "I'm to blame / I'm fire and name and / doggone / wonderful / yours / I'm mine / not yours or theirs / cereal surreal sir real for reel / dirt and dust and pain and birth and ash / I'm blamed" A permutation poem simulates led messages, a pervasive feature of any city--any toy palace. Charles Doria responds to urban architecture, suspending its patterns in language, "in a separate space entirely." He never loses sight of the chaos against which the patterns are conceived: "In space the imagination / where every toy lives / five little fingers / and their familiars play."

 

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Selected Poems June 1988

Charles Doria

Selected Poems June 1988 opens an angle of vision just wide enough to prevent "words from betraying fact." The book is allusive, yet its allusiveness squares with its persistent hermetic quality, reinforcing it, keeping the angle open: "let's write upside down / nothing left unsaid for" Ritual and figure ally these poems to dance, constellate their silences as situations in space: "suppose I said / I wasn't there?" Their intimate, mindful details turn /site/sites in physical space into intricate code, into a sequence without head or tail: "tempted to take it all off and see what's / underneath / fawn / cat / rest a blank / filled in at leisure / eye / an inch off earth"

 

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Deeply Listening Body

Heloise Gold

Deeply Listening Body is a compilation of movement practices, improvisations, exercises and a detailed introduction to the beginning
movements of the Yang style T'ai Chi form. Included are step-by-step
instructions, guided suggestions for focusing one's attention, instructions
for group pieces and a glossary of terms from the Taoist tradition.

Heloise Gold is a performing artist, dancer and T'ai Chi/Qi Gong instructor.

 

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Sylvan Delta

Catherine Harris

Sylvan Delta weaves together meditations on the life of plants and on the arrangements humans make around that life, a history moving off in two directions at once. In one respect, the way we imagine nature is determined by the history of projections made on it, an apotropaic magic still at work in keeping us separated and alienated. A rival history records the impressions humans leave in nature, /site/sites of intimacy and contact coming into being where the human species exerts an authentic, gentle pressure on the natural (non-human) to release its power to shape the human world: "As man slides down the spearhead of the angle of sight, he becomes not man, but both his destination, the twin points at the end of the line and the fragments of his stretched identity."

 

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News to Me

 R.I.P. Hayman

A collection of assembled articles and reviews that includes I.M.I. Y.R.U?, Committee to Limit Applause, Sound is Health, interviews and performance reviews.

 

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Catalog of Works

 R.I.P. Hayman

A full listing of scores and recordings, including many chamber, choral, and theater works, songs, articles and multimedia works.

 

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Listening in Dreams

Ione

Listening in Dreams; A Compendium of Sound Dreams, Meditations And Rituals for Deep Dreamers
Plus This is a Dream! A Handbook for Deep Dreamers
Listening in Dreams is a Journey through the fascinating world of sound related dreams. It contains a fine selection of dreams and ways of working with dreams that will be helpful to all those interested in phenomena of the night. This double edition also contains an updated version of the popular This is a Dream! A Handbook for Deep Dreamers.

 

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This is a Dream! A handbook for deep dreamers

Ione

Dreams are available to all of us. Dreams are not only free, but they represent the most palpable proof that we ourselves are free. They help us to unfold the stories and feelings that are important to our well being in the world. We find when we share dreams with friends, family, lovers, even without knowing at the outset what they "mean," that the intimacy we long for is suddenly available to us. We have but to ay attention to our dreams, to listen deeply to what they have to tell us, to reveal ourselves to ourselves by becoming Deep Dreamers we are put in contact with what Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche calls our own basic goodness. When we explore the "Dream of Reality and the Reality of the Dream" we begin to experience ourselves as an integral part of the dreaming universe." - Ione

 

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Nile Night

Ione

Nile Night is a lovely new book of poems that also includes a cd of readings by Ione and music by Pauline Oliveros.

'Nile Night: Remembered Texts from the Deep' will move your mind with sounds, sensations and feelings; arousing your dreams and taking you far into that fabled land of Egypt. How fortunate for me that I shared one of these journeys with Ione and can find my own memories amplified as I dive into the depths of these writings. What an enrichment to have these poetic texts and to keep them close for reference. Ione will take you along with her and also give you space for yourself as you connect with these beautifully nuanced words." - Pauline Oliveros

"Beautifully interwoven- the transcendent and the immediate now, one informing the other - illuminating!" - Renko Dempster

"We read through some of your poetry, Ione, right away and were so thoroughly entranced. Arny said 'At last! A true dreamer in this world!' And Amy was floating on the Nile with you, entranced and deeply moved by your beautiful imagery and feeling. Now we just heard the CD – and feel so stoned that we can hardly talk! Thank you for your representations of the quantum world with your words and music -- filling the atmosphere of our home with such awesome beauty. What you two do is so intimate, so real, and communicates so directly. Just amazing. We’ll be dreaming and talking about this for a long time." - Amy and Arny Mindell

 

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