Deep Listening to Find Your Voice, with Rachel Condry [workshop]
Sun, Mar 19, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


In this workshop led by Rachel Condry, we will use Deep Listening practices (listening meditation, gentle movement and dream work) to explore our voices literally and figuratively. In the late 1960s/early 1970s, composer Pauline Oliveros wrote a series of “Sonic Meditations.” During this workshop we will explore the first of these pieces entitled “Teach Yourself to Fly” as well as other deep listening pieces, movement explorations, and dream meditations which either literally or figuratively allow us to explore “our voices.”

This workshop is free and open to all. The activities do not require any special training or background, though it may be of special interest to artists, dancers, writers, musicians, and artisans. Please wear comfortable clothing and get ready to explore your voice while you expand your listening and your consciousness in a positive and supportive environment.

Please register here to attend.

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.