DEEP LISTENING WORKSHOPS with Nomi Epstein

  • August 5 - 7, 2024
  • PS21 Grounds

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $16.88 Register Now
Description

PATHWAYS Deep Listening Workshops with Nomi Epstein

Monday August 5, 7:15 pm to 9 pm

Wednesday August 7, 7:15 pm to 9 pm

PS21 Grounds

Price: $15 dollars a session 

Attendees: No musical experience necessary, Age 16+, all movement abilities welcome. 

Join Boston-based composer, curator, performer, and educator Nomi Epstein will guide two Deep Listening® workshops. The workshops will consist of a series of exercises in listening, sonic meditation, movement, and imagination that will open our senses to new ways of interacting with the world around us. 

Deep Listening® Workshop with Nomi Epstein

How do we listen? What sounds do we notice/perceive and when? How can we change and grow our sonic focus? Deep Listening® is a practice developed by Pauline Oliveros, the late pioneering experimental music composer, which facilitates an awareness of our attention to and relationship with sound. Each Deep Listening® workshop will feature a series of exercises in listening, sonic meditation, movement, and imagination that help lead us into a more centered place. This practice invites us to be aware of our attention, allowing our senses to be opened, and enabling us to feel a greater connection to our bodies, to others, and to the environment. An introduction to the core principles of the Deep Listening practice, through exploration, reflection, and discussion we can discover new ways of interacting with the world around us.

As an experimental music practitioner devoted to a focused listening practice, Nomi Epstein’s work embraces subtlety, an uncovering of sounds, and a gratitude for the daily sounds she finds around her.

The music of Nomi Epstein, Boston-based composer/improvisor/curator/Deep Listening® Practitioner, centers around her interest in sonic fragility. Her compositions have been performed throughout the US/Europe by SurPlus, ICE, Wet Ink, Mivos, Wild Rumpus, Dedalus, and Southland. Her third and most recent portrait album featuring Apartment House/Vibrant Matter was released under Another Timbre (February 2024). An active practitioner and advocate of experimental music, she is founder/director of a•pe•ri•od•ic, the critically acclaimed, experimental ensemble. Her curatorial work includes large scale festivals as in the Chicago area 2012 centennial John Cage Festival, the Wandelweiser and Ustvolskaya Festivals, and concerts across the US/abroad. She continues to research, write, and lecture on experimental music and serves as Associate Professor of Composition at Berklee.

 

Date & Time

Aug 5 - 7, 2024

Venue Details

PS21 Grounds

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 Grounds
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