A workshop exploring Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening® practice, which explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature of listening. The practice includes bodywork, ‘Sonic meditations’ (‘recipes’ for making sound a group), listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts, imagination and dreams. It is an invitation to expand your awareness of your environment, externally and internally, in a collaborative, experimental and playful way, for personal and community growth. We will begin by warming up our bodies in a gentle and relaxing way, before exploring 2-3 exercises together. The workshop is accessible to people of all ages and abilities, with and without musical training. All you need is a willingness to participate!

The workshop will be facilitated by Stephen Shiell & Hannah White. They are sound makers, improvisers and certified Deep Listening® practitioners. 
They are members of The Study Group, a London based group dedicated to exploring artist Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening® practice, gathering fortnightly since 2015, and have co-curated many related performances and workshops over the last few years.

"There’s more to listening than meets the ear. Deep listening is the practice of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what one is doing.” - Pauline Oliveros


The workshops will be run at11.30am in the Wildflower Meadow and 1.45pm in the Chapel.