20th Annual DEEP LISTENING RETREAT
July 6-10, 2010
Nau Côclea, Camallera-Girona-Spain
With Pauline Oliveros, Ione, Heloise Gold
Deep Listening Retreats founded in 1991 by Pauline Oliveros are for ear minded people.
Deep Listening® is a form of meditation based on experiencing heightened awareness of sound, silence and sounding. Deep Listening practice evolved and developed from Sonic Meditations (Smith Publications, 1971) an earlier body of work by Oliveros now performed in many parts of the world. Daily Retreat activities with instructors Pauline Oliveros, Heloise Gold and Ione include seven hours of daily ritual, attention to breath, listening/sounding meditations, T’ai Chi and Qi Gong movement practices, practicing, journeying for expanded creative resources, listening through dreams, tracking listening with sound journals, interaction, discoveries, exploration strategies for creating and performing, scoring, writing, drawing, creative movement sessions in the open air, listening for creative opportunities, free time, exchange and lively conversation.
Among those who attend Deep Listening Retreats are musicians and artists interested in expanding their understanding of sound and its effects on the body, meditators interested in enhancing their depth of practice through listening, teachers who want to encourage appreciation for listening in their students, and people interested in creativity, well being, relaxation, excitement and connection with others and the environment.