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

 

    

 

Deep Listening

Deep Listening Band

Deep Listening Band members Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and Panaiotis have captured the fantastic acoustics of the Fort Worden Cistern, a cavernous underground watertank which possesses an amazing 45 second reverberation time producing pure, smooth reverberation which overlaps the original sound. The recording employs composer Pauline Oliveros' accordion and voice; Dempster's trombone, voice, didjeridu, conch shell and garden hose; and composer/designer Panaiotis' voice, whistling, pipes and metal pieces. (1989) "The sound is breathtaking: mysterious, pure, eerie wrap-around sound that sometimes imitates a heavenly chorus and sometimes a distant jet engine...a listening experience like no other." Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times

 

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Deep Listening

Deep Listening Band

Deep Listening Band members Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and Panaiotis have captured the fantastic acoustics of the Fort Worden Cistern, a cavernous underground watertank which possesses an amazing 45 second reverberation time producing pure, smooth reverberation which overlaps the original sound. The recording employs composer Pauline Oliveros' accordion and voice; Dempster's trombone, voice, didjeridu, conch shell and garden hose; and composer/designer Panaiotis' voice, whistling, pipes and metal pieces. (1989) "The sound is breathtaking: mysterious, pure, eerie wrap-around sound that sometimes imitates a heavenly chorus and sometimes a distant jet engine...a listening experience like no other." Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times

 

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Great Howl at Town Haul: Deep Listening Band

Great Howl at Town Haul

On the occasion of Pauline Oliveros 80th birthday, Important Records presents two new releases from the Deep Listening Band.
These recordings, sadly, mark some of the final trio recordings with David Gamper, who passed away in 2011.

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Needle Drop Jungle - Deep Listening Band

May 30th, 2012 marked the 80th birthday of American visionary musician Pauline Oliveros. Needle Drop Jungle is a continuation of the celebration. Together with bandmates Stuart Dempster and David Gamper, Oliveros and company churned up a vigorous storm at their January 2011 residency in Seattle, captured on this double vinyl release. With the help of staff at DXArts, the Deep Listening Band recorded impromptu downpours unhindered by technical issues, a peak in their collective creative output. Suddenly and unexpectedly, David Gamper died on September 27th, 2011. Needle Drop Jungle thus includes the brightest moments from what have sadly become the last recordings of this exceptional trio. Along with the simultaneously released Pauline Oliveros Primordial/Lift 2LP, this title completes a tetralogy of Oliveros releases on Taiga that started with the Deep Listening Band Then & Now and Timeless Pulse Trio 2LPs. Needle Drop Jungle was mastered by James Plotkin, cut direct to metal and pressed on 200 gram virgin vinyl in an edition of 500. It comes packaged in a double-wide raw brown cardstock jacket with essays by the band and a flooded pocket. The jacket is encased in a custom slipcase, with gorgeous photographs by Michael S. Carlson from deep within the expansive Taiga forest's southern edge.

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Octagonal Polyphony: Deep Listening Band

Octagonal Polyphony

 

Recorded at Town Hall Seattle

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Suspended Music

Deep Listening Band

Includes Pauline Oliveros' Epigraphs in the Time of Aids with the Deep Listening Band and Ellen Fullman's Long String Instrument. Recorded at the Candy Factory in Austin TX. - (Periplum P0010 1997). "Best of the year" 1997 Sarah Cahill, Berkeley Express - Berkeley CA (1995)

 

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The Ready Made Boomerang

Deep Listening Band

A stunning second release from the Deep Listening Band's foray into the Fort Warden Cistern in 1988. Band members are Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and Panaiotis. Guests include Thomasa Eckert, vocals, and William O. Smith, clarinet. John Cage wrote a mesostic called The Ready Made Boomerang in reaction to his first encounter with the Deep Listening CD. Consequently, the following appears in the liner notes to the Boomerang CD: "It is with continuing admiration and deep thanks that this recording is dedicated to John Cage for his loving inspiration and wholehearted support." (1991)

 

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Then & Now Now & Then

 Deep Listening Band - Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, David Gamper

Digital reissue of the double LP of the Deep Listening Band celebrating 20 years

 

MPEG
Price: $23.96
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Tosca Salad

Deep Listening Band

A tasty variety of free improvisations excerpted from recordings of Deep Listening Band rehearsals and of the Band in concert. Band members Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and David Gamper are featured exploiting the sonoric and spatial palette of the Expanded Instrument System. Performers Julie Lyon Rose, Fritz Hauser, Urs Leimgruber, Ben Neill, Joe McPhee, Joe Giardullo, Ellen Fullman, Nigel Jacobs and Elise Gould appear as guest artists. A wonderful chronological acoustic essay of the Band's work over the last two years. (1995)

 

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