Thursday, October 5, 2017

Deep Listening Workshops at Global Breath

Discover the sounds that compose your world. The practice of Deep Listening, developed by composer Pauline Oliveros (1932­–2016),
explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature of listening. The practice includes
“Sonic Meditations” (a term coined by Oliveros), body awareness, and listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts,
imagination, and dreams. 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.
L. Cooper received her Deep Listening certificate from the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She studied closely with Pauline Oliveros, IONE (author of listening in dreams) and Heloise Gold (author of Deeply Listening Body). Her workshops have a
particular focus on listening in dreams.  All are welcome, no previous experience needed.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

One Dope Ass Night ~ August 4th- DNA Lounge



8 live musical acts, 2 burning man camps, installation art, performance art, vendors, party games & prizes, blacklight face painting, make-your-own buttons, send yourself a birthday card, inflatable interactive toys, and magical happenings. Squawk Boat wouldn't have it any other way!
Performing live:
Black Rock City Allstars

Cold Steel Renegade
Seth Leibowitz

Art:
Spark Acting

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Deep Listening ~ Dream Incubation Workshops

What do you hear in your dreams? Dreams contain valuable information about our emotional landscape, connections with ancestors, and answers we are seeking. Deep Listening, developed by composer Pauline Oliveros, helps us explore the difference between involuntary hearing and the voluntary, selective nature of listening.
In this workshop, guided by Lindsay, a certified Deep Listening facilitator, we relax into dream space using Deep Listening techniques, and create a fertile environment to receive and remember dream information. Upon returning to waking life, we record our dreams, or if sleep did not arrive, our thoughts and insights. Through recording and sharing, we accumulate dream records and a better sense of ourselves. We make requests of our dreams and incubate healing in specific ways.
Our dreaming state affects our waking state. Come rest, heal and dream. Please bring additional comfort items such as pillows and eye masks as desired.  
Global Breath. February 19, March 19 & April 23. You can drop into one, two or all three sessions.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Black Rock City Allstars - Da Vinci's Workshop Just Released!

By the Black Rock City Allstars created and named after the 2016 Burningman Festival themed "Da Vinci's Workshop". Produced by Demond "DialectHD" Dowdy, Antonio "Dirty Urbin" Butler, Brandon "DJ Ethk" Murata featuring Dove, DialectHD, Steez, Aun, Meta, 2Keys, Additional Vocals by Ramases, Siamese, Dash, Da Boy Fam, Melody F#, Jules Robbins, Stevie Recorded and Mastered at Prescription Audio Studios - Reno, NV. Please accept this album as a FREE Playa Gift! Download the whole album in your choice of 320 MP3s or Wavs! 320 MP3s - 176.1 mbs www.blackrockcityallstars.com/albums/dav…/dw320.zip WAVS - 742.1 mbs www.blackrockcityallstars.com/albums/dav…dwwavs.zip

Monday, September 12, 2016

Tres Musicos ~ Friday, September 16th


This Friday night in downtown Durham!  An all- female line up featuring the amazing singer songwriters, Jas Natasha and Janxxx, followed by L.Cooper Dj'ing.  This is the after party of 3rd Friday Art Walk. Come celebrate with us. 9pm- midnight. $5 suggested donation.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Nappy Roots at the Pinhook w/ Adisa McKenzie & OC from NC ~ Sunday May 29th

Sunday, May 29th, Nappy Roots at The Pinhook
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm

One of the best-selling and most successful hip hop groups of all time, Nappy Roots entered the music scene in 1998 and they have remained real, humble, talented guys with inherent, undeniable southern swagger. After the international success of their album Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits, selling over 3 million albums, the members of Nappy Roots were flying high while still acutely aware of how far it could be to the bottom should they fall. It is that practical and genuine presence of mind that helped them sustain touring as a group these last ten years. Building a vastly loyal fan-base nationwide, fans and friends can be used interchangeably when referring to their army of followers.

In an economically recessed climate, Nappy Roots has joined the rest of the nation in trying to understand and work through financial and emotional struggles. No stranger to challenges, this four-man collective from Kentucky tackled their obstacles and, in the process, their self-honest work emerged in form of 5 studio albums and 10 mix-tapes. As usual, Nappy Roots examine our alienable rights, reason, and truth through lyrical originality and voyage.

The OC from NC

https://ocfromnc.bandcamp.com/album/higher-learning

https://www.facebook.com/ocfromnc/

Adisa McKenzie

Adisa McKenzie is a songwriter, producer and DJ residing in Durham North Carolina. His sound and lyrical flow can best be described as situational and fun. Music that romanticizes book smarts and searches for the silver lining. Wherever he performs, Adisa partners with local artists, crossing genres and giving his performance a local flare.

www.adisamckenzie.com


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Day of Listening ~ May 6, Troy, NY

"Deep Listening, is a way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear, no matter what you are doing."
- Pauline Oliveros
Deep Listening, developed by composer Pauline Oliveros, explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature 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. 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.
Workshops will run throughout the day, each will be 30-40 minutes long and range from mindful, relaxing activities, to more improvisatory and playful ones. Drop in any time. Here is the schedule for the day:
10am – Opening excitement!
10:15-11:00  “Tuning the Imminent Shift: A Participatory Performance” with Jennifer Wilsey, Sharon Stewart, Ximena Alarcón Diaz.
11:15-12:15  Deep Listening Workshop with Pauline Oliveros and Ione
12:15-1:00    “Ancestral Voicings” with Björn Eriksson, Noam Lemish, Jane Rigler
1:00 – 2:00     Lunch
2:15-3:00      “Spontaneity Workshop” with William Dickie, Lindsay Cooper, Keith Lay
3:15-4:00     “DIY Scores for Listening” with Stephanie Loveless
4:15-5:00    “Audient” with Vivienne Corringham
5:15-6:00    “The 150 Million Year-Old Symphony” Outdoor soundwalk with David Arner

10am - 6pm, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Studio 2, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.