Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
Tomie Hahn Director
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Bun-Ching Lam

Born in Macao, Lam received a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, San Diego in 1981. She has studied with Robert Erickson, Pauline Oliveros and Bernard Rands. Recently awarded a Rome Prize, Lam has also been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and Meet the Composer. Among her commissioned works are Sudden Thunder for the American Composers Orchestra, Last Spring for Ursula Oppens and the Arditti Quartet, Impetus for Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Klang for Swiss Percussionist Fritz Hauser.

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Tom Lande

A poet who has been involved with listening to sounds without pre-conceptions, Lande usually writes, often in a most personal manner, about the relationship of human sound-making to silence and the relationship between a technical approach - to one of complete attention. His attention to music of the blues and jazz traditions often permeates his writing. Tom lives in Spokane, Washington.

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Annea Lockwood

A composer with an unusual sensitivity to the poetic potential of sound, particularly the rich and unpredictable nature of acoustical sound, Lockwood's work frequently blends sound with movement and images to create philosophical and sensual explorations of the natural world. Born in New Zealand, Lockwood moved to England in 1961, where she studied piano at the Royal College of Music. She attended summer courses in New Music at Darmstadt for several years, and completed her training with a year in Germany and Holland, studying electronic music and instrumental composition. She lives in Crompond, New York and is professor of music at Vassar College.

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Norman Lowrey

Norman Lowrey is a mask maker/composer, Chair of the Music Department at Drew University with Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music. He is the originator of Singing Masks, which incorporate flutes, reeds, ratchets and other sounding devices. He has presented Singing Mask ceremony/performances at such locations as Plan B and SITE Santa Fe in Santa Fe New Mexico, Roulette and Lincoln Center in New York, and at the site of pictograph caves outside Billings, Montana. His most recent work has been making virtual versions of his masks for use by the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse online in Second Life.

"Musical imagination (and all art as far as I'm concerned) begins with listening. The Deep Listening Institute is doing work which is at music/art's heart. It's at the core of my life/work. To quote Keith Jarrett, "It's all about listening... and being ready.""

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Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon is a composer of experimental electronic and computer music, with an emphasis in automation, digital signal processing and extreme sample manipulation. He also compose works for performers of acoustic instruments as opportunities arise and time permits.

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Julie Lyonn Lieberman

An improvising violinist, vocalist, composer, educator, radio producer and the author of three books (Blues Fiddle, Improvising Violin and You Are Your Instrument), Lieberman has performed all over the United States at venues ranging from New Music America to Omega Institute, La Mama to Carnegie Recital Hall, The Philadelphia Folk Festival to productions on Broadway.

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