Date: Sunday, November 22, 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" button below.
Experimental artists Pauline Oliveros (accordion) and Stuart Dempster (trombone) bring the transformative experience of Deep Listening to Los Angeles. Deep Listening is a philosophy and practice developed by Oliveros that distinguishes the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature of listening.
Co-presented by the J. Paul Getty Museum and LA Phil as part of West Coast: Left Coast, a celebration of California's distinct musical culture.
Pauline Oliveros is an accordionist, composer, teacher, and pioneer of music theory. She is also the executive director of the Deep Listening Institute, which is dedicated to cultivating the appreciation of sounds on a heightened level and expanding the potential for connection and interaction with one's environment.
Stuart Dempster is a trombonist, composer, teacher, and leader in experimental music. He and Oliveros have collaborated on several albums, including the pioneering Deep Listening, on which he performed not only trombone but also conch shell, metal pieces, didjeridu, garden hose, and metal pipes.
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