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Special Remote Broadcast: Second Annual Deep Listening Conference

Jul 10, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

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Wave Farm Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM are pleased to present a webstream and Saturday live broadcast of the 2nd Annual Deep Listening Conference. Artists, scientists, educators, and researchers will gather from around the world to share ideas on the art and science behind the theory and practice of deep listening developed by composer Pauline Oliveros. The theory of deep listening describes the world of sound; the practice of deep listening cultivates a focused awareness of those sounds and their meanings. There will be three keynote addresses: one on the science of deep listening and two on the ways deep listening intersects with art.

Also listen to the Deep Listening Conference by clicking on http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/deeplistening.mp3.m3u.

Peter Cariani, a senior research scientist at the Hearing Research Center at Boston University and a clinical instructor in otology and laryngology at Harvard Medical School, will present a talk titled “Music, Brain, and Time.” His talk will explore what we hear when we listen to music from the perspective of neural circuits and then ask how that impacts the understanding of how brains work.

Stuart Dempster, a professor at the University of Washington, musician, and composer, will present a talk titled “StuArt of Listening: A Planetary Pleanote.” His talk will draw on his childhood experience of becoming aware of environmental degradation and consider how the practice of deep listening can be used to develop plans for environmental action.

Suiren (also known as Renko Ishida Dempster) will give the final keynote, titled “Listening through the brush,” in which she will discuss how her creative self is awakened through the practice of deep listening.

The conference celebrates the newly founded Center for Deep Listening based in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS). The new center is assuming stewardship of the Deep Listening Institute Oliveros founded in 1985 and expanding its educational and research mission on the Rensselaer campus.