Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Opening Celebration March 11 at EMPAC

Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Opening Celebration March 11 at EMPAC

Date posted: 2015-03-05 10:20:19

The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences will celebrate the inauguration of The Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer (CDL) with a special evening of Deep Listening exploration Wednesday, March 11 at EMPAC,, starting at 6:00 pm. The event is free and open to the Rensselaer community.

Under the direction of Associate Professor of Arts Tomie Hahn, the CDL’s mission is to preserve and promote the principles of Deep Listening as established by legendary experimental composer and Arts Professor of Practice Pauline Oliveros.  Oliveros has described Deep Listening as “listening in every possible way to everything possible, to hear no matter what one is doing. ” The practice is intended to promote creative skills vital to individual artistic intuition, personal growth and community well-being. 

The EMPAC event begins at 6:00 pm with a Sonic Meditation led by Pauline Oliveros, followed by a “Dream Incubation” in the Goodman Theater, and a reception in Evelyn’s Café.
 

Originally founded by Oliveros in 1988 as the Deep Listening Institute, the CDL will be housed in the Department of Arts, where its innovative approach to experimentation, improvisation, and collaboration will bring an exciting new dimension to the learning environment.  

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