Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
Tomie Hahn Director
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Philip Dadson

Phil Dadson was born in New Zealand and now lives there in Aukland. He was a member of the foundating group for the Scratch Orchestra in London with Corneluis Cardew, Michael Parsons and others. In 1970, he founded the New Zealand Scratch Orchestra and later founded From Scratch.

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Stuart Dempster

Stuart Dempster, Sound Gatherer - composer/performer/author; University of Washington Professor Emeritus; various fellowships and grants including Fulbright and Guggenheim; numerous recordings including New Albion’s "Abbey", "Cistern Chapel"; landmark book “The Modern Trombone: A Definition of Its Idioms” published 1979; Merce Cunningham Dance Company commission in 1995. Besides Cathedral Band performances, he is founding member of Deep Listening Band. Dempster soothes aches, pains, and psychic sores with his meditative and playful “Sound Massage Parlor”; “Golden Ears Deep Listening Certificate” awarded in 2006.

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Lauri des Marais

Lauri des Marais's compositions are primarily synthesized stream between shape, mood, and pattern-texture construction; this she refers to as Classical Technology, which create Stories in SoundTM. Des Marais began playing piano in 1994. For live performance, she developed a form of movement she calls Movement So Still With Sound, which incorporates themes of traditional eastern movement, to translate the often subtle dimensional qualities of her music. She has studied the practice of Deep ListeningTM with Pauline Oliveros, Composer. Her repertoire includes a performance with Pauline Oliveros at Plan B Evolving Arts, in celebration of Deep Listening, and at the 1999 premier of the Big Sur Experimental Music Festival, hosted by the Henry Miller Library.

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David Dunn

Fusing the disciplines of bioacoustics, linguistics, chaos theory, deep ecology, computer technology and musical composition, Santa Fe resident David Dunn has spent the last fifteen years exploring the relationships between music, environmental sound and language. He brings to this endeavor a broad background: violinist (contemporary and early music), electronic designer (San Diego State University electronic music studio, Ars Electronics Exhibit), music theorist (assistant to Harry Partch), and composer.

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