Mar 062013

Conference flyer

Deep Listening: Art/Science 

The first International Conference on Deep Listening
July 12-13, 2013
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, NY

Organized by the Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. in conjunction with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Call for Submissions

Deep Listening has been developed by Pauline Oliveros over the past 40 years as a way to enhance attention, listening and creativity for all. To this end it draws upon a wide variety of embodied practices as well as theories of cognitive science, and has been applied to a variety of fields. This includes pedagogy across all levels of education, creative arts therapy, the realization of new creative works, developing new performance paradigms across abilities and the pairing with new technologies to advance all of these fronts and more. The conference Deep Listening: Art/Science invites practitioners and scholars to consider the experience of this practice and its use in creation, communication and education. This call equally invites scientific and philosophical discussions that describe the efficacy of the approach or point towards new directions or applications of Deep Listening. We invite proposals that may include scholarly lectures, a poster presentation, experience-oriented expositions/demonstrations, or a mixture of these two.

All topics on the art and/or science of Deep Listening are welcome, while suggestions include:

  • Deep Listening in the Curriculum: K-12; Higher Ed; Community education
  • Deep Listening applications to music technology pedagogy
  • Integrating Deep Listening in workshop contexts
  • Deep Listening-related exercises as practice and instructional devices
  • The science of attention and listening vs. hearing
  • Deep Listening as compositional framework or way of framing performance
  • Applications of Deep Listening to other creative fields (e.g. dance, film, poetry)
  • Deep Listening community building
  • Deep Listening and conflict management
  • Enhancing Interpersonal relationships through Deep Listening
  • Listening Technologies and Deep Listening
  • Deep Listening futures: communities, creative paradigms, new applications
  • The application of psychoacoustics and perception/cognition research to the study of Deep Listening
  • The application of psychoacoustics and perception/cognition research to the study of Deep Listening
  • The science of meditation: linking attention, emotion and action with Deep Listening


About Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.   Deep Listening Institute (DLI) promotes the music and Deep Listening practice of pioneer composer Pauline Oliveros, providing a unique approach to music, literature, art, meditation, technology and healing.  DLI fosters creative innovation across boundaries and across abilities, among artists and audience, musicians and non-musicians, healers and the physically or cognitively challenged, and children of all ages.  This ever-growing community of musicians, artists, scientists and certified Deep Listening practitioners strives for a heightened consciousness of the world of sound and the sound of the world.

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