Welcome to Deep Listening Training 

Deep Listening® is a process created by Pauline Oliveros that is informed by expanding the range of audible forms beyond ordinary sound perceptions in daily life.  

The practice of Deep Listening is intended to heighten awareness of sound, silence and sounding. Pauline Oliveros engages participants in energy exercises, listening meditation, journaling on listening, improvisation and performance of Sonic Meditations and Deep Listening Pieces. Her transmission of Deep Listening Practice is informed by more than forty years experience and is crafted for an immersive experience.

Deep Listening Workshops

Deep Listening workshops are offered by Deep Listening Certificate holders across the globe. Our 43 Certifcate Holders are listed in the Certificate Community section of this web site. All have completed their training with the founding teachers of Deep Listening - Ione, Heloise Gold and Pauline Oliveros.

The workshops may be organized for small groups in an intimate setting, or for larger groups. Two hundred or more people can be accommodated depending on the facilities available. The duration of a workshop is flexible and negotiable. Workshops can be scheduled on a one-time basis or on an ongoing weekly or monthly basis.

Workshops include an Introduction to Deep Listening with history, theory and practice. Practices include energy exercises, listening exercises and movement exercises as outlined in Deep Listening: A Composer’s Sound Practice by Pauline Oliveros, iUNIVERSE 2005, Listening in Dreams by Ione and Deeply Listening Body, by Heloise Gold. (See Training materials)

Processes and the experience of the practices are discussed during the workshops with partners or small groups as well as with the group as a whole.

Deep Listening Intensives

Intensives are offered by the Founding Teachers (Pauline Oliveros, Ione and Heloise Gold) on an occasional basis. Intensives may be as brief as an hour-long webinar to week-long retreat formats in a variety of locations as scheduled.  See Deep Listening Intensives.  A Journal by Pauline Oliveros

Intensives can be part of training for Deep Listening Certificate candidates.

To schedule a Deep Listening workshop/intensive or ask for further information send a message to 
Tomie Hahn Director, hahnt "at" rpi.edu


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