By: Brett Bloom
Auburn, IN: Brett Bloom, 2016
Dimensions: 11 in X 17 in
Cover: soft Binding: none
Process: Risograph and gouache
Color: 8 color Risograph and gouache
Edition Size: 50
Brett made this poster to help organize meetings of a Deep Listening Study Group in NE Indiana as a part of his certification in Deep Listening facilitation. It was printed on the Temporary Services Risograph in Chicago with 8 layers of color. It was additionally painted by hand with gouache.
Pauline Oliveros, the founder of Deep Listening, describes the practice thusly:
There’s more to listening than meets the ear. Pauline Oliveros herself describes Deep Listening as “listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what one is doing.” Basically Deep Listening, as developed by Oliveros, explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature – exclusive and inclusive -- of listening. The practice includes bodywork, sonic meditations, interactive performance, listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts, imagination and dreams, and listening to listening itself. It cultivates a heightened awareness of the sonic environment, both external and internal, and promotes experimentation, improvisation, collaboration, playfulness and other creative skills vital to personal and community growth.