Conference Program Highlights

Art of Listening Keynotes:

Stuart Dempster "StuArt of Listening: A Planetary Pleanote"

Suiren, a.k.a. Renko Ishida Dempster "Listening Through the Brush"

Science of Listening Keynote:  

Peter Cariani, PhD "Music, Brain, and Time"

Additional Conference Program Highlights:

  • Listening in Dreams Roundtable facilitated by Ione
  • Presentation of this year's Golden Ear award honoring David Gamper and Gisela Gamper
  • Daily Tai Chi/Creative Movement breaks during conference with Heloise Gold
  • Listening walks in the mornings

2014 Conference Schedule & Program

Conference Presenters Lineup

First Festival; Festival of Premiere Performances - Starts evening of July 12 & all day July 13 

  • World Premiere of Sonic Gems with Deep Listening Band (Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and friends- Jonas Brassch, Suiren aka Renko Ishida Dempster, Ione, Jesse Stewart, Johannes Welsch)
  • Overnight Concert with Cistern Simulation, EMPAC Studio BETA
  • World Premiere of Soundings EMPAC - currently investigating the presentation of this piece which will demonstrate to conference/festival attendees the scope of EMPAC and its relationship to the mediated space of RPI’s CRAIVE lab – live performances will be held throughout various locations of the EMPAC building and fed through the building’s audio system as well as to CRAIVE lab
  • Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) sound lab


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.

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

For additional information please contact Conference Director Lisa Barnard Kelley
For technical questions, contact Conference Technical Director Brian Cook ​