Emily Halstein

Administrative & Finance Manager

Emily Halstein first joined the Deep Listening staff in July of 2000 as a bookkeeper, and then added the role of office manager to her responsibilities. At the same time, she works as an independent contractor, helping several clients manage their books; serves on the Board of a local non-profit, the Healthcare Communication Project and, with her husband, finds the time to provide a loving home for their four children.





Jaclyn Heyen, M.M.

Assistant to the Directory of AUMI

Jaclyn Heyen earned her Master of Music Technology at Florida International University. Her research focuses on the use of music technology within a therapeutic environment. This interest informs much of her creative work, which often utilizes unique ways of working with music technology that involve motion tracking and/or unique interfaces such as an audio controller built out of the body of a scooter. She also has a deep interest in the soundscape and soundwall, how one listens and defines them selves through noise.

Her pieces have been performed at many festivals, conferences and concerts including Subtropics 20 and FTM10. Her articles have been published in the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) Proceedings and Making Waves Journal.




Lisa Barnard Kelley

Events & Marketing Coordinator

Lisa Barnard is a vocalist, writer and performance artist. She received her BA in Performance Studies in 1999 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and has been studying music and performance independently in the Hudson Valley for the last seven years, collaborating with local musicians, actors, puppeteers and visual artists. She began performing with the local performance ensemble WAM in 2003 which brought her to collaborating with Deep Listening Institute. She has honed her skills over the years in acting, movement, stage direction/design, puppetry, jazz/free improvisation and sound production which she experiments with in performances including elements of spoken work, vocalization, masks, music and movement. She dedicates her craft to exploring the open field of vocal expression from within and through the guidance of her mentors.

Barnard is a student of Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros and studies dream work and Egyptian mythology/divination with Ione and Andrea Goodman, recently traveling in 2004 to Southern Italy to study the Black Madonna and ancient temples of Sicily. Recently, Barnard has completed projects with Pauline Oliveros for a commissioned film score Maquilapolis and participated as Kingston, NY Coordinator for Robert Whitman’s media project Local Report. Lisa performs frequently with Linda Montano and co-created the band Brothelkin with lyricist Bob Lavaggi and guitarist Ian Turner. Currently, Barnard is collaborating with Al Margolis developing a multi-media performance piece, MutaMYTHeatre’s Three Songs in Search of a Voice: a noh(t)opera.



Al Margolis

Label & Catalog Manager

Activist in the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label Sound Of Pig Music, co-founder of experimental music label Pogus Productions. Active under the name If, Bwana since 1984, making music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition.

A recent review of Margolis's work says: "Let it be declared that Al Margolis/If, Bwana is some sort of evil genius working with raw materials which are never adapted to a genre or a context, because they create one in that very moment. Those sources are radically altered up to an utterly unrecognizable state, anarchic manifestations moving in compact determination." (Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes).

Currently Margolis is label manager for Deep Listening, XI Records, and Mutable Music; plays bass guitar in the legendary punk/post-punk band Styrenes; and continues his work as If, Bwana. He has recorded and/or performed with Pauline Oliveros, Ione, Joan Osborne, Monique Buzzarté, Katherine Liberovskaya, Adam Bohman, Ellen Christi, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jane Scarpantoni, Ulrich Krieger, David First, and Dave Prescott, among others.

In 2006 he has performed at the 15th Brooklyn College Electroacoustic Music and the 6th Sonic Circuits DC festivals, had installations at Diapason in NYC and the Santa Fe Electroacoustic Music festival, been commissioned by WDR Koln, collaborated with video artist Katherine Liberovskaya on "Take-off", which has been shown internationally, and just recently premiered "Three Songs in Search of a Voice", a "nohtopera" with MutaMYTHeatre - music by Margolis and text and voice, Lisa Barnard.