Monday Breakfast Blend – Women Art Revolution presents:

Today it’s a deep dive into Pauline Oliveros, her theory and practice of Deep Listening, and her collaborators and comrades. In the first block, we explore the San Francisco Tape Music Center. Then we go into some of Pauline’s collaborations, including the Deep Listening Band and Cicada Dream Band. We then hear some of Pauline’s solo works, followed by a performance of one of the Sonic Meditations and a talk by Pauline about the practice of Deep Listening. We close out with some selections from Pauline’s close collaborators and comrades. Thanks for listening!


An extended (~4 hour) playlist for this episode is available here.

Throughout the episode, background music while I was talking was “Lear” from Deep Listening by The Deep Listening Band (1988).


Some essential reading for Deep Listening practitioners:

Deep Listening: A Composer’s Sound Practice by Pauline Oliveros

Listening in Dreams by Ione

Deeply Listening Body by Heloise Gold


You can read the Sonic Meditations here.

Here is a link to the Center for Deep Listening’s website.

A short Deep Listening 101 zine that I made is available here.

The Tuning Meditation we listened to is available to watch/hear here, and Pauline’s talk about Deep Listening that we listened to can be viewed in full here.

Lastly, if you live in Richmond and would like to join a Deep Listening study group, contact me: [email protected]!

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    Monday Breakfast Blend – Women Art Revolution    December 7th, 2020

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