“Deep Listening”, by Pauline Oliveros.
The American composer Pauline Oliveros passed away in November 2016. Apart from her music, she is known for the concept she launched to explain it: “deep listening”, which she elaborated in a 1988 text, and which she defined as “hearing with the ears and listening with the heart” or as “exploring the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature – fully and openly – of listening”. This text has now been translated and published in Spain by EdictOràlia under the title Deep Listening. A Practice for Sound Composition, and in it we discover the method to achieve it, which includes breathing and meditation techniques, massages, and even physical activity, both alone and in groups. The text is completed with experiences and opinions of other experts.