• A brief talk by Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) about deep listening.
“We had to respect the sound that was coming to us from the cistern walls and include it in our musical sensibility.”
“To listen is to pay attention to what is perceived, both acoustically and psychologically.”
“That idea of singing a bit of somebody else’s song in the middle of yours (known technically as interpolation) might just be the future of pop music. After all, in a world where practically every new track feels like a haunted house beset by ghosts of melodies past, deliberately evoking another song seems like the audacious and self-aware thing to do.”
• A video about music and repetition.
“Musical repetition is deeply compelling. It invites us into music as imagined participants, rather than as passive listeners.”