Caterina De Re
Caterina De Re is the first Australian certified as a Deep Listening teacher. Her interdisciplinary art uses vocals, improvisation, performance, video and soundscape. Performing and recording internationally as a vocalist, she has collaborated with renown sound-makers including Pauline Oliveros, Peter Kowald, Butch Morris, Dennis Rea, Michael Pestel, Strafe FR and Atatak.
Given her extraordinary vocal range, she has a unique affinity with birdsong and has performed at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh and at Central Park Tropical Aviary in Manhattan. With Butoh master, Taketeru Kudo, she has participated in a number of performances devised by Michael Pestel called “Stray Birds”.
Caterina’s interest in Tibetan Buddhism and contemporary art is evident in her practice and scholarship. This inquiry was her field of specialization for two graduate degrees. She has transformed compelling industrial spaces into eclectic collaborative events that honored place, her/histories and spiritual power places. While in Tibet, India and Nepal, she sonically and visually mapped spiritual activity that was later processed in performances and compositions.
Honoring progressive change through mindful lifestyle choices, she embraces integrative tools like yoga, qi gong, organic holistic wellness and other sustainable practices. Promoting creative ease with new technologies is for her a total joy.
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.