Deep Listening: Art/Science
2nd Annual International Conference on Deep Listening

July 10-12, 2014

Pre-conference workshops - July 7-9
Conference - July 10-12
Post-conference festival - First Festival; a Festival of Premiere Performances - evening of July 12 & all day July 13th

2014 Conference Schedule & Program

First Festival Schedule

First Festival Program

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Organized by Deep Listening Institute, Ltd
Presented by RPI's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), RPI Arts Department and the Center for Cognition, Communication and Culture


 

Message from Pauline Oliveros
We are anticipating the 2nd Annual Deep Listening: Art/Science International Conference on July 10 to July 12, 2014 with the addition of First Festival on July 12-13. The keynote addresses on the art and science of listening along with premiere performances in the festival promises  an intellectually stimulating and culturally enriching experience.  The conference brings together a wonderful global constituency who have shared Deep Listening in many different ways through the years including retreats, intensives, workshops, performances and creative work.
Deep Listening Institute's event this year includes Deep Listening Band with special guests and an overnight concert in the Cistern Simulation. (Replicating the cistern acoustics where Deep Listening was recorded in 1988)
It will be great to see everyone again, to welcome those attending for the first time and to learn about all the great work that you are doing in the world and to delight in good humor.


 

CONFERENCE ABSTRACT
The Deep Listening: Art/Science conference provides artists, educators, and researchers an opportunity to creatively share ideas related to the practice, philosophy and science of Deep Listening. Developed by composer and educator Pauline Oliveros, Deep Listening is an embodied meditative practice of enhancing one’s attention to listening.  Deep Listening began over 40 years ago with Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations and organically evolved through performances, workshops and retreats.  Deep Listening relates to a broad spectrum of other embodied practices across cultures and can be applied to a wide range of academic fields and disciplines.

This includes, but not limited to: 

  • theories of cognitive science
  • pedagogy across all levels of education 
  • composition and improvisation
  • performance theories
  • creative arts/occupational therapy
  • ·       process of listening in dreams, and the study of sound related dream and sleep phenomena
  • social practice and public engagement
  • community building and collaboration
  • the realization of new creative works
  • theories of consciousness 
  • developing new performance paradigms across abilities 
  • the pairing of Deep Listening practice with new technologies and design to advance all of these fronts and more. 

Deep Listening: Art/Science invites practitioners and scholars to consider the experience of this practice and its use in the creation of art, communication, collaboration, improvisation and education. This conference equally invites scientific and philosophical discussions about new and unexplored directions and applications as well as the efficacy of the practice of Deep Listening.  At this intersection of ART and SCIENCE the conference aims to facilitate exciting dialogues and unearth new ideas to inform and expand the practice of Deep Listening.

CONTACT
For additional information and questions, please contact Conference Director Lisa Barnard Kelley at conference@deeplistening.org

 

 

The Deep Listening: Art/Science conference organizers welcome applications for the second international conference on Deep Listening. This conference provides artists, educators, and researchers an opportunity to creatively share ideas related to the practice, philosophy and science of Deep Listening. Developed by composer and educator Pauline Oliveros, Deep Listening is an embodied meditative practice of enhancing one’s attention to listening. Deep Listening began over 40 years ago with Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations and organically evolved through performances, workshops and retreats. Deep Listening relates to a broad spectrum of other embodied practices across cultures and can be applied to a wide range of academic fields and disciplines.

Calendar:
Call for Conference Presentations Open: January 10, 2014
Call for Festival Performances/Presentations Open: January 10, 2014
Submission Deadline: April 2, 2014
Conference Registration Open: April 9, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: May 5, 2014
Pre-Conference Workshop: July 7-9, 2014
Conference & Festival: July 10-13, 2014

Contact:
For additional information please contact Conference Director Lisa Barnard Kelley conference@deeplistening.org
For technical questions, contact Conference Technical Director Brian Cook ​conferencetech@deeplistening.org