Deep Listening for Connection, with Rachel Condry [workshop]
Sun, Apr 16, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join Rachel Condry for this workshop in which we explore the notion of connection: to self, to community, to environment, to spirit, to planet through Deep Listening practice.

After a lifetime of practicing, studying, writing about, and experiencing listening (as opposed to hearing which she argues is involuntary), Pauline Oliveros wrote a groundbreaking essay on Quantum Listening.  The basic premise: not only is listening active and involving our consciousness but our listening actually effects and changes the world around us. Are we truly more connected than we previously thought? Can we change the world around us by simply tuning our attention in different ways? What does this mean for our individual listening? Listening in community? Listening in dreams?

In this workshop we will consider these questions and more through the three modalities of deep-listening practice: listening, movement, and dreaming. We will explore specific deep-listening scores that are designed to expand our consciousness, connect through time and space, and effect positive and healing change in ourselves, our communities, and our world.

This workshop is free and open to all. Please wear comfortable clothing. To attend please register here.

This event is made possible with funds from the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation and the Delaware County Arts Grants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group.

Photo (above) by Becky Cohen.


Rachel Condry is a clarinetist, improviser, composer and educator. She recently moved to the western Catskills region of NY state to establish The Center for Quantum Living, an intentional community and retreat based in permaculture design and Deep Listening practice. Condry studied composition with Pauline Oliveros at Mills College and participated in Pauline’s 2011 Tower Ring Project in Geyserville, CA. She became a certified Deep Listening practitioner in 2020 and has been offering in-person and online Deep Listening workshops since. As a performer, Rachel takes a special interest in new and creative music and can be heard in a variety of diverse ensembles and recordings such as the Nathan Clevenger Group, The Matt Small Chamber Ensemble, and Gestaltish. She can also be heard on Roscoe Mitchell’s albums Discussions (2017) and Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College (2019) on Wide Hive Records. In 2005, Rachel played at Carnegie Hall with the Matt Small Chamber Ensemble. She has an MFA from Mills College in Oakland as well as a BA and a BM from Oberlin College and Conservatory.