Points of Listening # 27 Deep Listening With Ximena Alarcón
‘You change my love
You change my sound
You sound my change
You change my mind’
(Pauline Oliveros, in “The Roots of the Moment”, 1998)
Composer, educator, humanitarian and creator of the Deep Listening practice Pauline Oliveros invites us to experience possibilities of change in the widest sense: crossing known borders, opening and embracing options for listening, silence and sounding.
This PoL is staged in conjunction with Listening Across Disciplines, an Arts and Humanities Research Council Network Project initiated by Principal Investigator, Dr. Salomé Voegelin, Reader in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication, UAL, and Co-Investigator, Dr. Anna Barney, Professor in Biomedical Acoustic Engineering at Southampton University.
The network brings together artists, musicians, scientists, technologists and social scientists as well as scholars and practitioners from the humanities to work across disciplinary boundaries on the recently emerging focus on sound and listening. The aim is to initiate a cross disciplinary exchange that draws together auditory research initiatives and methods from across the disciplines to advance its status and use.
As an official network partner PoL is proud to host this listening event with Ximena Alarcón.
About PoL #27:
In this Points of Listening event we will experience Deep Listening, as an inner departure for change. Through energy building exercises, and listening meditations you will be guided to experience inner and outer listening, to expand your awareness of sound as it travels in time and space, encountering many possible audible forms, beyond ordinary sound perceptions in daily life. We will practice inclusive and exclusive attention to the phenomena of sound, and experiment through individual and collective sounding.
The session will be facilitated by Ximena Alarcón, an artist who has been studying the practice of Deep Listening since 2008, and who in 2012, became a Deep Listening Certificate holder. Ximena is a Research Fellow at CRiSAP, where she expands her research practice in the form of telematic sonic performances via the Internet, exploring sonic dimensions of the in-between space, in the context of migration.