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

May 04 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:

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.
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
whatever people imagine would be useful

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


***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:

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

sign up here:

for more info please contact:

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