During a masterclass, hosted by Sonic Acts XIV, 23 February 2012, Pauline Oliveros briefly discusses the difference between hearing and listening and leads the group in movement exercises to open and sensitize the body, drawing awareness to three types of energy: heat, electricity and electromagnetism (gravity).

Pauline Oliveros says in the beginning: ‘So, listening, to me, is really something that is rather mysterious.’ Exercises include: stretching, shaking, swinging, hands push to heaven, keeping the body in a place of balance so it can make any movement at any time, warming the palms, Taoist face wash, wrap and slap, body slapping, Dragon Tail, Good In and Bad Out. With all exercises, participants are encouraged to pay special attention for the relation of the palms of the hands to the energy centers of the body.

Special thanks to Pauline Oliveros, deeplistening.org
Annette Wolfsberger of Sonic Acts, sonicacts.com
Vivian Wenli Lin of STEIM, steim.org for making this footage available to the Journal of Sonic Studies.

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