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Subtle Listening Workshop – Ear Training For Artists – with Kim Cascone

May 4, 2012 | 7:18 pm

I pray it’s ok to post this for Kim. I’m very enamored by his music and wanted to do my part to help spread the word of this event(especially since i may be in Chicago at the time and won’t be able to support it with my actual presence :p ….a shame, because,living in the modern world, competing for work in the bay area in the middle of a frivolously wrought recession, i could use something like this to help retune my senses and sensitivities).

From the facebook invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/158874134241989/164237107039025/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

June 3 at 11:00am until June 24 at 1:00pm

Ocean Beach Studio, 1730 Great Highway (near Moraga), San Francisco, CA 94122

Subtle Listening is a mode of listening where one’s imagination is open to the sound world around them, helping their inner ear and outer world intersect.

The ‘Subtle Listening’ workshop is a four-session workshop in June for musicians, media artists, filmmakers, composers, producers, sound designers, or any type of artist who wants to sharpen their listening skills.

The workshop uses a wide range of techniques culled from Jungian psychology, Hermetic philosophy, paradox and Buddhist meditation, as well as thirty years of my own experience as a sound artist and electro-acoustic music composer.

Through guided meditation, and listening exercises, participants will learn techniques they can use any time to help heighten their sensitivity to the sounds around them.
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Items needed by workshop participants:

a laptop with audio software

an mp3 player – either software, smartphone or standalone player

a pair of good quality headphones – earbuds are OK

loose comfortable clothing for meditation practice

two pairs of foam earplugs

a small notebook for use as a dream journal & sketch book

a USB stick with room on it for mp3 files

a blindfold – a scarf that can be tied around ones head will do

small hand-held items that make noise:
small bells
small percussion instruments (bells, triangles, small drums etc)
small rocks – no bigger than a palm of a hand
clickers – or any small metal objects
cellophane or aluminum foil
etc
whatever people imagine would be useful

digital recorders, microphones are optional but can be useful for documentation and workshop work

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***please note: that the full workshop takes place over four Sundays***

June 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th – 11am -1pm

Transit: N-Judah stops two blocks away

Google map for Ocean Beach Studios:

http://g.co/maps/ga742

cost: early registration discount is $100
after May 15th the price is $150

sign up here:

http://subtlelistening.eventbrite.com/

for more info please contact:
subtlelistening@anechoicmedia.com

follow us on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/#!/SubtleListening


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