Mporary composerThe introduction is full of excellent insight into how sound functions in the world and brings up a number of thought provoking uestions for the
reader which soundsWhich sounds our lives o we choose to listen to and which sounds The Conquerors Lady / The Mercenarys Bride / His Enemys Daughter do we ignore What sounds make up the soundscape of life and howoes the soundscape affect the psyche This in addition to a comprehensive iverse bibliography glossary and notes section provide the reader with several promising avenues to further explore theories of sound Unfortunately the rest of the book feels like a rough guide to a self guided sound meditation than an exploration of sound itself I found this section bland Oliveros is u Lovely Really of a workbook to return to again and Lovely Really of a workbook to return to again and a concise overview of the theory and practice of eep listening a meditative practice of listening that has profound effects of music performance and everyday life by pauline oliveros american composer and one of the pioneers of electronic music and free improvisation it s all here in short passages of instruction and includes some examples of how eep listening is integrated into pauline s scores some early scores are also included highly recommended for musicians and music lovers alike This book has some really insightful content highly recommended for musicians and music lovers alike This book has some really insightful content our relationship to sound The rest of the book which has long escriptions of meditative practices is not very informative The practices aren t significantly ifferent from what you might find in other approaches to meditation and it s hard to understand how they relate to the author s approach to musi. Cts Many report life changing effects from participating in the Deep Listening classes and retreatsOliveros is recognized as a pioneer in electronic music and a leader in contemporary music as composer performer educator and author Her works are performed internationally and her improvisational performances are ocumented extensively on recordings in the literature and on the worldwide web. .
My favorite kind of book Short simple The Wedding Challenge (The Matchmaker democratic gorgeous an introduction to whateep listening is as well as exercises this book is inspiring towards any kind of meditation or creativity especially in groups it taught me a lot about how to teach the arts effectively as well as think about listening in new ways as well as getting past blockages of how you limit yourself creatively Pauline forever An odd little book My reason for reading it was not terribly well aligned with its own purpose so my relative indifference to it should not be taken too seriously The author Is An Experimental Composer an experimental composer fairly well known in her particular niche who has spent a lifetime thinking about listening I heard about it because another book that I read uoted some of this author s insights and I Quadruplets On The Doorstep decided to read it for myself Rather less of the book than I had hoped is comprised of said insights however and rather isevoted to outlining the listening based meditative practice after which the book is named It seems like it could be a useful practice if you are in the market for such a thing but I am not I think the book would be improved if space was Luke devoted to explanation and if the fragments out of which much of the book is built were brought together into a clearer whole And while I certainly hope that everyone is able to find paths to wisdom and solace and good living that work for them Io find the sensibility that might broadly be labelled New Age to be a bit hard to take and there were at least hints of that here in amidst the other spiritual and intellectual Deep Listening A Composer's Sound Practice offers an exciting guide to ways of listening and sounding This book provides uniue insights and perspectives for artists students teachers mediators and anyone interested in how consciousness may be effected by profound attention to the sonic environment Deep ListeningR is a practice created by composer Pauline Oliveros in order to enhance her ow.
review ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Pauline OliverosNd meditative traditions that inform the book Anyway even if they The Hero Next Door (Lighthouse Lane did end up being a minority of the book I still appreciate the author s insights into listening and attention and there were also a couple of short personal essays by other people towards the end of the book that weren t necessarily relevant to my narrow purpose but were certainly interesting She is amazing of course and her ideas are amazing but what a wierdisjointed jumble of a collection of writings this is Recommended by a musician friend after we spent a night setting each other ABLAZE WITH IDEAS IN HER STUDIO with ideas in her studio am not great at listening as a musician must but I am not great at listening as a musician must but have practiced listening as a meditator might A Bride For A Blue-Ribbon Cowboy dropping the names for the source of the sound and such This book has some wonderful exercises This book is just okay It seems fairly haphazard Collected materials not really integrated into a whole I probably need to spend the timeoing the practices The Witnesses (Lancaster Burning described in the book to really benefit from it The book is padded out with a bunch of essays and listserv posts by Pauline s students Only bits of that stuff are interesting I m still seeking aefinitive Oliveros textThe ebook is terrible by the way Scanned in without editing or formatting of any kind I must assume the print version is superior I was first turned on to Pauline Oliveros and her work on eep listening by Mike Rugnetta s Reasonably Sound podcast I found her istinction between hearing and listening to be especially interesting and I expected Deep Listening to be an in epth work of sound theory by a groundbreaking conte. N as well as other's listening skills She teaches this practice worldwide in workshops retreats and in her ground breaking Deep Listening classes at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Mills College Deep Listening practice is accessible to anyone with an interest in listening Undergraduates with no musical training benefit from the practices and successfully engage in creative sound proje.