Sonic Meditation: Listening To The Ending Of Fossil-Fuel-Based Civilization
By: Brett Bloom
Publisher: Auburn, IN; Breakdown Break Down Press, Covid-19, 2020
Dimensions: 5.5 in X 8.5 in
Color: full color
Edition size: 500
This Sonic Meditation was written in the first months of the 2020 global pandemic. Pollution levels everywhere dropped dramatically. The petroluem-dominated soundscapes of daily life emptied of astonishing amounts of human noise intrusion. Covid-19 is here because of climate breakdown. This Sonic Meditation is practice for more severe disruptions of your fossil-fuel-based life.
Sonic Meditations are written or spoken instructions that anyone can do to explore listening. They were developed by musician and composer, Pauline Oliveros, as an essential tool of the practice of Deep Listening she initiated. Sonic Meditations give attention towards various aspects of how listening and perceiving in a concentrated manner can reveal many things that are present, but that you do not regularly engage.
Sonic Meditations are used in BKDN BKDN workshops, camps, publications, and public initiatives, to explore relationships to the world focusing on the ecological entanglements that define human existence.
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Listening in Baltimore, West Cork
I was delighted to receive this inspiring book, created during lockdown earlier this year and sent in the post to my home in West Cork...