Deep Listening: Quiet Music and Quieter Audiences

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As music gets quiet, so too must listening. But what do the contexts and ideologies of quiet music and quieter listening mean? From different eras, and radically opposed musical traditions, Richard Wagner’s innovations in his theatre at Bayreuth (forcing his audience to sit in near-total darkness and silence) have striking similarities to theories and practices of listening developed by modernist and post-modernist composers, from Karlheinz Stockhausen to Pauline Oliveros and her Deep Listening Band. What’s happening to our listening bodies in these deep listening contexts?

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This event was on Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Tom Service

Tom Service

Professor of Music

Professor Tom Service was Gresham Professor of Music in 2019

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Jez Riley French

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