How does the way you hear sound influence your understanding of the world around you? This question guided the life’s work of groundbreaking artist Pauline Oliveros, who left this plane in 2016.
Oliveros, whose work has been featured in the Rubin exhibition The World Is Sound, left behind a rich legacy of innovative techniques intended to shift the way we experience the act of listening. The practice she developed, Deep Listening, is designed to improve a practitioner’s sonic awareness, with the potential to increase creativity, enhance openness and compassion, and expand overall consciousness.
Deep Listening techniques continue to inspire new generations of sound makers and artists of all types, but nearly everyone (artist or not) can employ the practices and attempt to transform their minds.