Introduction to Deep Listening, with Rachel Condry [workshop]
Sun, Jan 08, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CLASS / WORKSHOP
In this series of workshops led by Rachel Condry, participants will explore listening through Sonic Meditations and other Deep Listening® practices developed by Pauline Oliveros over a lifetime of multi-dimensional listening: across boundaries, abilities, and technologies. Deep Listening uses meditation based in sound (sonic meditation), a gentle movement practice (listening through the body), and listening in dreams (24-hour listening) to expand our awareness and focus our attention.
Benefits of Deep Listening include relaxation, a sense of wonder/renewal, increased playfulness and a sense of connection and grounding. The practice is not affiliated with any religion. Deep Listening is accessible for all abilities and walks of life. All that is required is an interest and some curiosity. It is an excellent way to connect to self, the world, and others and refill your creative well within a supportive community.
Come to one class or attend the whole series, all taking place on Sunday afternoons, 2–4 pm on December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, and February 19.
Please wear comfortable clothing and get ready to expand your definition of “listening” in unexpected ways! The workshops are free but donations will be accepted and will support bringing the documentary film Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros to Delhi next year!
Please register to attend here.
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.