Deep Listening is a philosophy and creative practice devised by composer Pauline Oliveros. The practice draws attention to various modes of listening in everyday life, using breath and movement exercises, sound and voice, as well as writing, drawing, and journaling of dreams. With these exercises, the practice invites us to probe, experiment, and expand on how we listen to each other and sounds of our environment.
For more information on Deep Listening, visit: https://www.deeplistening.rpi.edu/deep-listening/
About the Tutor
Zeynep Bulut is a Lecturer in Music at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research interests include voice and sound studies, experimental music, sound and media art, technologies of hearing and speech, and music and medicine.
Her first manuscript, titled, Building a Voice: Sound, Surface, Skin (under contract with Goldsmiths Press), explores the emergence, embodiment, and mediation of voice as skin. Her articles have appeared in various volumes and journals including Perspectives of New Music, Postmodern Culture, and Music and Politics. Alongside her scholarly work, she has also exhibited sound works, composed and performed vocal pieces for concert, video, and theatre, and released two singles. Her composer profile has been featured by British Music Collection.
She is a certified practitioner of Deep Listening, and project lead for the collaborative research initiative "Map A Voice.”