Deep Listening is a meditative and musical compositional practice developed by the late contemporary composer Pauline Oliveros, utilizing listening, moving and dreaming to expand one’s awareness of the wider environment, as well as one’s own inner and bodily world. Deep Listening can be a helpful tool for just about anyone, but especially artists and creative folks who want to broaden their sensory and cognitive range in approaching their creative work. In this workshop we will be collectively sounding and listening, communicating and moving alongside each other and the environment around us.
Come ready for gentle movement and with a yoga mat or blanket. No registration required.
The group will meet on the Library Lawn on 4th Street, but will also spend time indoors in the Lecture Hall. (In case of inclement weather, meet in the Lecture Hall.)
This event is sponsored in part by the Deep Listening® Institute.
The workshop will be led by Karima Walker, Hemingway Writer-In-Residence and a musician and artist living in Tucson, Arizona. Her work uses songwriting, sampling, field recording, video, installation and collaboration to ask questions about place, the duality of inner and outer landscapes and one’s role in the natural world. More recently her interests have explored ecological restoration, Deep Listening, mythology of the west and the narratives that inform our participation with the environment, natural or otherwise. She has collaborated with artists in the fields of dance, sculpture, film and creative non-fiction. She tours nationally and internationally and her work has been featured in Pitchfork, NPR, MTV and The New Yorker Radio Hour.