EMPAC will feature Deep Listening: Art/ Science: The First International Conference on Deep Listening July 12th – 14th

EMPAC will feature Deep Listening: Art/ Science: The First International Conference on Deep Listening July 12th – 14th

Date posted: 2013-06-17 09:29:14


Conference-goers will also have the opportunity to register for the pre-conference workshop 
Sound Sculpting and Deep Listening Through Electronics with Doug Van Nort 
a 3-day Deep Listening Workshop on July 9-11, 2013. 
More Information here:http://deeplistening.org/site/conference-workshop


For additional information please contact Conference Director Doug Van Nort at dvnt.sea@deeplistening.org

The conference will span two and half days and will feature over 75 presenters from around the world.  Presentations will include lectures, workshops, performances, listening walks, poster sessions and roundtables. 

What is Deep Listening?

There’s more to listening than meets the ear.  Pauline Oliveros herself describes Deep Listening as “listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what one is doing.”  Basically Deep Listening, as developed by Oliveros, explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature – exclusive and inclusive -- of listening.  The practice includes bodywork, sonic meditations, interactive performance, listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts, imagination and dreams, and listening to listening itself.  It cultivates a heightened awareness of the sonic environment, both external and internal, and promotes experimentation, improvisation, collaboration, playfulness and other creative skills vital to personal and community growth.

Program

Confirmed Keynote Speakers Include:

"Deep Listening: Across Boundaries/ Across Abilities" 
Composer/performer and Deep Listening founder Pauline Oliveros

 

Pauline Oliveros will discuss how Deep Listening became the focus of her work: her desire to open portals for creative expression for all people; the creation of community through listening and sounding together; participatory learning and how focus on listening may transform lives.

Pauline Oliveros (1932) has influenced American music extensively in her career spanning more than 60 years as a composer, performer, author and philosopher. She pioneered the concept of Deep Listening, her practice based upon principles of improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation, designed to inspire both trained and untrained musicians to practice the art of listening and responding to environmental conditions in solo and ensemble situations. During the mid-'60s she served as the first director of the Tape Music Center at Mills College, aka Center for Contemporary Music followed by 14-years as Professor of Music and 3 years as Director of the Center for Music Experiment at the University of California at San Diego. Since 2001 she has served as Distinguished Research Professor of Music in the Arts department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where she is engaged in research on a National Science Foundation CreativeIT project. Her research interests include improvisation, special needs interfaces and telepresence teaching and performing. She also serves as Darius Milhaud Composer in Residence at Mills College doing telepresence teaching and she is executive director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. where she leads projects in Deep Listening, Adaptive Use Interface. She is the recipient of the 2009 William Schuman Award from Columbia University for lifetime achievement. A retrospective from 1960 to 2010 was performed at Miller Theater, Columbia University in New York March 27, 2010 in conjunction with the Schuman award. She received a third honorary degree from DeMontort University, Leicester, UK July 23, 2010.

 

“Beyond Sound and Sensation: The Neurobiology of Listening” 
Auditory Neuroscientist Seth Horowitz, author of "The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind"

 

 

Seth S. Horowitz is neuroscientist with a Masters in psychology and Ph.D. in neuroscience from Brown University. A former professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University, he has worked and published in comparative and human hearing, balance, sensory integration and sleep research. His research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, The Deafness Foundation, and NASA. He has lectured in undergraduate and graduate classes in animal behavior, neuroethology, brain development, the biology of hearing, and the musical mind. As Chief Neuroscientist at NeuroPop, Inc., he has applied his basic research skills to real world applications including health and wellness, and works with The Engine Institute, a Rhode Island nonprofit dedicated to exploring the intersection of STEM and the arts on educational science outreach. His book "The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind" published by Bloomsbury was released in September 2012 and has received critical acclaim from both professional and public reviewers. He is married to artist China Blue and lives in Warwick, RI.


Conference-goers will also have the opportunity to register for the pre-conference workshop 
Sound Sculpting and Deep Listening Through Electronics with Doug Van Nort
A 3-day Deep Listening Workshop on July 9-11, 2013
More Information Here

 

Conference Schedule
Subject to change

Day One:  The Art of Listening
8:00-9:00am - Breakfast and registration
9:00-10:00am - Keynote:  Deep Listening: Across Boundaries/ Across Abilities - Pauline Oliveros, Deep Listening Founder
10:00-10:30am - Coffee Break
10:30am-12:00pm - Presentation Session 1
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch Break
1:00-3:00pm - Workshops
3:00-4:30pm - Poster Presentations & Coffee Break
4:30-6:00pm - Presentation Session 2
6:00-7:30pm - Dinner Break
7:30-9:00pm - Round Table:  Deep Listening and Pedagogy, Moderator:  Maud Hickey
9:00pm - Concert

Day Two:  The Science of Listening

8:00-9:00am - Breakfast and Registration

9:00-10:00am - Keynote: “Beyond Sound and Sensation: The Neurobiology of Listening” - Seth Horowitz, auditory neuroscientist

10:00-10:30am - Coffee Break

10:30-11:30am - Presentation Session 3

11:30-12:00pm - Talk with Johannes Goebel

12:00-1:00pm - Lunch Break

1:00-2:00pm - Round Table:  Hearing vs. Listening, Artistic and Scientific Perspectives, Moderator:  Lance Brunner

2:00-4:00pm - Workshops

4:00-4:30pm - Coffee Break

4:30-6:10pm - Presentation Session 4

6:10-7:30pm - Dinner Break

7:30-9:00pm - Presentation Session 5

9:00pm - The Tuning Meditation

 

Day Three:  Experiential Presentations


8:30-9:30am - Breakfast

9:00-9:30am - Listening Walk

9:30-11:00am - Presentation Session 6

11:00am-1:00pm - Lecture/Concert 1

1:00-2:00pm - Lunch Break

2:00-4:00pm - Lecture/Concert 2

4:00pm – Farewell

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