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DEEP LISTENING1 Pauline Oliveros and Ione


Pauline Oliveros is the founder of Deep Listening, which comes from her childhood fascination with sounds and from her work in concert music involving composition, improvisation and electro-acoustics. Pauline Oliveros describes Deep Listening as “a way of listening in every possible way, to everything possible to hear, no matter what you are doing.” Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, of one's own thoughts as well as musical sounds. “Deep Listening is my life practice,” she explains, simply.

For Within/Infinite Ear, Pauline Oliveiros is accompanied by playwright and sound artist Ione. Together they are proposing a Deep Listening session which will specifically explore the relation between sounds and dreams, based on Ione’s book Listening in Dreams (2005). These sessions, will inform Pauline Oliveros’ composition presented for the Bergen Assembly opening weekend.

SOUND MASSAGE2 Thierry Madiot

Thierry Madiot has been developing the practice of sound massage since 2001. Sound massage involves techniques and practices that expand our corporeal experience of sound. These techniques can be used therapeutically, recreationally, artistically and/or pedagogically. Thierry Madiot was invited to conduct a workshop in April 2016 in Bergen, offering initial training in sonic massage with an emphasis on vibration and non-aural techniques that address both deaf and hearing audiences.

For Within/Infinite Ear, Thierry Madiot proposes one-on-one sound massage sessions to the audience. Sound massage — please book here: soundmassage@bergenassembly.no


LA PISCINE 3 Myriam Lefkowitz and Valentina Desideri

La Piscine is a collective project that questions our usual modes of attention. As a swimming pool contains and mixes water, La Piscine gathers different artistic practices, mixes them together and transforms them. A series of sessions are offered, which draw on a number of practices developed by the artists. Each encounter is a unique experience addressed to a single visitor.

The first edition of La Piscine was presented at the municipal swimming pool in Pantin, near Paris, in October 2015 and organized by Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers. There, seven artists (Jean Philippe Derail, Valentina Desideri, Ben Evans, Géraldine Longueville Geffriaud, Alkis Hadjiandreou, Julie Laporte, Myriam Lefkowitz) learned certain practices from each other and experimented with mixing them.

Over five days, 100 encounters took place, combining the following practices:

POLITICAL THERAPY addresses a political problem (expressed by the visitor) through discussion, healing and mapping. HOW CAN ONE KNOW IN SUCH DARKNESS is the experience of a motionless body plunged into darkness. The device relies on the sense of touch and on the sound-space that spreads out around and with the body. THE IGNORANT TOUR GUIDES is an audio guide composed of a series of questions, accompanied by a visual guide composed of a series of images. Participants experience The Ignorant Tour Guides while walking about freely in the space. WALKS, HANDS, EYES (A CITY) is a silent walk that weaves a specific relation between walking, seeing and touching. COCKTAILS offers a variety of waters, opening a possible dialogue between taste and our other senses. FAKE THERAPY is a practice that allows anyone to heal anyone else without knowing how, through the use of a set of instruction cards.

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  • Myriam Lefkowitz and Valentina Desideri
  • Thierry Madiot
  • Pauline Oliveros and Ione

IMAGE:

  • Sound Massage Therapies. Courtesy Bergen Assembly, Photo: Thor Brødreskift.

is a Paris-based performance artist. Since 2010, her research has been focused on questions of attention and perception — research which she has been developing through different immersive devices involving one spectator and one performer. Her work has been presented at The Venice Biennal, at Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), at Le Mouvement (Biel), for Situations (Bristol), The Center for Contemporary Art (Vilnius), for MED15 (Medellin), Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (Greater Paris) among other venues. Teaching has become an important part of her practice. She took part, as both student and tutor, in the Master of Experimentation in Art and Politics program (SPEAP, Science Po Paris) founded by Bruno Latour.

is an Amsterdam-based artist. She trained in contemporary dance at the Laban Centre in London (2003–2006) and went on to do a Master in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (2011–2013). She practices Fake Therapy and Political Therapy, co-organizes the Performing Arts Forum in France, speculates in writing with Prof. Stefano Harney, she engages in Poethical Readings with Prof. Denise Ferreira da Silva, she reads and writes.

is a French sound artist, born 1963 and living in Paris. He is an inventor of instruments and collector of accessories, trombonist, performer of contemporary music and improviser. He has also developed several acoustic installations. As a musician he has led and participated in a number of concerts, ensembles, festivals and recordings. Artistic Director of “Lutherie Urbaine” in Paris since 2013. He has been a part of the “Instants Chavirés” team since the beginning in 1991, organizing concerts, performances and festivals. He established the “Sound Massages” in 2001, and has developed a wide range of techniques and practices that expand our corporeal experience of sound.

is a composer, performer, humanitarian and senior figure in contemporary American music, whose work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual has profoundly influenced experimentation in music from the 1960s onward. Awarded the John Cage Award in 2012 from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Pauline is Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College. She is the founder of “Deep Listening,” also her life practice. In 1989, John Cage remarked: “Through Pauline Oliveros and Deep Listening, I finally know what harmony is... It’s about the pleasure of making music.”

is an author, playwright, director and an improvising word/sound artist. She is also a psychotherapist, specializing in myth and heritage, dream phenomena and women’s issues. Her works include the critically acclaimed memoir: Pride of Family: Four Generations of American Women of Color and This is a Dream! A handbook for Deep Dreamers. She is playwright and director of Njinga the Queen King, the dance opera Io and Her and the Trouble with Him and the experimental narrative film Dreams of the Jungfrau. All feature music and sound design by Pauline Oliveros. Ione is the Founding Director of the Ministry of Maåt, Inc ( MoM, Inc) and Former Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.

This collection was initiated in the frame of the exhibition WITHIN / Infinite Ear, Bergen Assembly 2016

is a Paris-based performance artist. Since 2010, her research has been focused on questions of attention and perception — research which she has been developing through different immersive devices involving one spectator and one performer. Her work has been presented at The Venice Biennal, at Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), at Le Mouvement (Biel), for Situations (Bristol), The Center for Contemporary Art (Vilnius), for MED15 (Medellin), Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (Greater Paris) among other venues. Teaching has become an important part of her practice. She took part, as both student and tutor, in the Master of Experimentation in Art and Politics program (SPEAP, Science Po Paris) founded by Bruno Latour.

is an Amsterdam-based artist. She trained in contemporary dance at the Laban Centre in London (2003–2006) and went on to do a Master in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (2011–2013). She practices Fake Therapy and Political Therapy, co-organizes the Performing Arts Forum in France, speculates in writing with Prof. Stefano Harney, she engages in Poethical Readings with Prof. Denise Ferreira da Silva, she reads and writes.

is a French sound artist, born 1963 and living in Paris. He is an inventor of instruments and collector of accessories, trombonist, performer of contemporary music and improviser. He has also developed several acoustic installations. As a musician he has led and participated in a number of concerts, ensembles, festivals and recordings. Artistic Director of “Lutherie Urbaine” in Paris since 2013. He has been a part of the “Instants Chavirés” team since the beginning in 1991, organizing concerts, performances and festivals. He established the “Sound Massages” in 2001, and has developed a wide range of techniques and practices that expand our corporeal experience of sound.

is a composer, performer, humanitarian and senior figure in contemporary American music, whose work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual has profoundly influenced experimentation in music from the 1960s onward. Awarded the John Cage Award in 2012 from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Pauline is Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College. She is the founder of “Deep Listening,” also her life practice. In 1989, John Cage remarked: “Through Pauline Oliveros and Deep Listening, I finally know what harmony is... It’s about the pleasure of making music.”

is an author, playwright, director and an improvising word/sound artist. She is also a psychotherapist, specializing in myth and heritage, dream phenomena and women’s issues. Her works include the critically acclaimed memoir: Pride of Family: Four Generations of American Women of Color and This is a Dream! A handbook for Deep Dreamers. She is playwright and director of Njinga the Queen King, the dance opera Io and Her and the Trouble with Him and the experimental narrative film Dreams of the Jungfrau. All feature music and sound design by Pauline Oliveros. Ione is the Founding Director of the Ministry of Maåt, Inc ( MoM, Inc) and Former Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.

1. Deep-Listening Session. Courtesy Bergen Assembly, Photo: Thor Brødreskift.
2. Sound Massage. Courtesy Bergen Assembly, Photo: Thor Brødreskift.
3. La Piscine. Courtesy Bergen Assembly, Photo: Thor Brødreskift.
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