Deep Listening Anyang Residency
After having carried out public art projects in the form of architecture, outdoor sculpture and urban design, all of which are closely or loosely related to urban development, the 4th APAP experiments new boundaries and forms of creating public art, and investigate different methods to encourage active participation. *Deep Listening Anyang Residency* is a project in conjunction with contemporary musician Pauline Oliveros. One of the three slogans of the 4th APAP, “Listening through the Mind,” is directly linked to Pauline Oliveros’ concept of Deep Listening. Oliveros explains that Deep Listening is “listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what one is doing.” This concept can also be understood as a method of becoming aware of one’s own being and surrounding sounds, concentrating on the making of sounds, and acknowledging the essence of music; that is, in other words, of enabling everyone to become a musician.
The concept of Deep Listening begins from being self-conscious of sounds. Self-consciousness in this sense refers to a condition of mind that is incessantly aware of the surrounding silence and sound, in readiness for the discovery of musical potential. As John Berger’s *The Way of Seeing* in visual arts theory, Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening approaches listening through incorporating all aspects of experience and all bodily sense. Deep Listening training is consisted of various stages; energy exercise which wakes up bodily senses to create an open state, meditation involving the acceptance of all sounds, journaling aimed at expanding the scope of expression and improving the memory towards meditation, and improvisation and performance using body and objects. Through these trainings, the participants create new sound patterns or use existing patterns in different ways, awakening the creative flow inherent in themselves.
Improvised musical performance is an affirmative practice and the ultimate goal of Deep Listening. Breaking apart from traditional definitions of an artwork, characterized by one complete form or identical repetition, improvisation constantly reflects the ever-changing environment and accidental events. The participants receive, mediate and perform these changes, experiencing through their body the sense of resonance.
Pauline Oliveros carefully selected major scores from *Anthology of Text Scores by Pauline Oliveros* (Deep Listening Publications, 2013), a collection of her compositions over a life-time. Participants experience co-making using sources such as Anyang Art Park, the main site of the 4th APAP, and Jungcho Temple Site within Kimchungup Museum. The entire process involved filming and sound recording. These video and sound recordings, the program book and text scores used during the workshop were shown at the exhibition along with two live concert videos of Pauline Oliveros.
01/20 - 02/10
Deep Listening Anyang Residency, a project led by Pauline Oliveros at the 4th APAP, explores the world of Deep Listening through workshops, performance and exhibition. Using one's whole body and mind, Deep Listening attempts to listen beyond the surface of sound and reach the sounds hidden within.
Registration is now open for those in and out of Anyang who wish to participate in Deep Listening Anyang Residency, held from February to March.
딥 리스닝 인스티튜트(폴린 올리베로스 & 아이오네) Deep Listening Institute (Pauline Oliveros & IONE) ∙
Under the leadership of contemporary musician, composer, and accordionist Pauline Oliveros, and author and performer IONE, Deep Listening Institute engages in a wide variety of activities inspired by the concept Deep Listening, such as listening training, listening retreat, and performance. Oliveros is one of the most significant figures in the post-war contemporary music along with John Cage, and has been pushing the boundaries of composition throughout her career that began in the 1950s. Since 2001 she has served as Distinguished Research Professor of Music in the Arts department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Pre-program Lecturer: Heera Kim, Kyungso Park
Workshop Participants: Kim Mookwon, Kim Minchul, Kim Bo Gyeong, Kim SeungBum, Kim Raon, Kim Eunmi, Park Gwang Ok, Park Mijung, Park SangEun, Seo KaYoung, Suh Saerom, Andeath, Lee Gaeun, Lee Kyung Hee, Yi Yoenbok, Jang Eunji, Jung Hye Youn, Choe Youme, Choi In Nyung, Choi Jung Im, Han Sujeoung, Mooming, Hasan Hujairi
Video Documentation: Stephen Blauweiss
Sound Recording and Editing: Sang Woon Kim, Young hwan An, Jeong Hyun Lee
Production Assistance: Yunkyung Kam
On-site Assistance: Mire Lee
Munhwanuri-gwan 2F, Kim Chung Up Museum
Sound and film recordings, documents from Deep Listening Anyang Residency are on view at the second floor of Munhwanuri-gwan, Kim Chung Up Museum, along with Pauline Oliveros' live performance videos.