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Call for Artists: Deep Listening

THEME:  DEEP LISTENING: Paying Tribute to Pauline Oliveros
Deadline for Submission of Application: February 5th 2017

"We invite artists to submit proposals to "DEEP LISTENING: Paying Tribute to Pauline Oliveros" for the MAC (Media Arts Committee) Sound Artist-in-Residence and Sound Art Commission programs. We invite proposals that are homage, inspirations, re-creations, or theoretical/technical applications based on her work. Priority will be given to Canadian Artists, specifically those currently located in the Lower Mainland. Application selection will be based on relevance to the theme. We highly recommend familiarizing yourself with her work if you are not already familiar."

Deadline for Completion of Pieces: June 1st 2017
Artist Talk and Listening Event: mid-June 2017

Requirements: The AIR program requires a 4-6 week commitment to in-studio work and practice at the MAC Studio located in Co-op Radio. Artists must be available to be in studio a minimum of 12-15 hours a week and to keep a log that is shared with the Program Co-ordinator. The AIR program is reserved for beginner and emerging sound artists who require access to equipment, technical training, and software. The AIR requires the submission of the final piece, an activity log, completion of training, a description, biography, photographs, maintaining a blog, and to participate in a final event. The Commission is offered to mid and advanced sound artists who have an established CV of completed and presented sound art works. The Commission requires the submission of the final piece, a description, biography, photographs and to participate in a final event where the piece will be shared and discussed.
Artist Fees: AIR - $600, Commission - $250

From Her Website: PAULINE OLIVEROS was a senior figure in contemporary American music.  Her career spanned fifty years of boundary dissolving music making.  In the '50s she was part of a circle of iconoclastic composers, artists, poets gathered together in San Francisco. Recently awarded the John Cage award for 2012 from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Oliveros is Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College.  Oliveros has been as interested in finding new sounds as in finding new uses for old ones --her primary instrument is the accordion, an unexpected visitor perhaps to musical cutting edge, but one which she approaches in much the same way that a Zen musician might approach the Japanese shakuhachi.  Pauline Oliveros' life as a composer, performer and humanitarian is about opening her own and others' sensibilities to the universe and facets of sounds.  Since the 1960's she has influenced American music profoundly through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual.  Pauline Oliveros is the founder of "Deep Listening,"  which comes from her childhood fascination with sounds and from her works in concert music with composition, improvisation and electro-acoustics.  Pauline Oliveros describes Deep Listening as a way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what you are doing.  Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, of one's own thoughts as well as musical sounds. Deep Listening is my life practice," she explains, simply.  Oliveros is founder of Deep Listening Institute, formerly Pauline Oliveros Foundation, now the Center For Deep Listening at Rensselaer.