Deep Listening

The interview is between Pauline Oliveros a professor who teaches listening skills in an unconventional way. Her teaching skills are largely based in the idea of improvising as opposed to the traditional format and structure of classrooms. The interviewer is a former student of Oliveros’ who was in many ways changed by her class. Pauline is a American composer in addition to being a teacher. Deep listening is the philosophy that makes the distinction between involuntary hearing and actively and concentrated listening.

 

I found it interesting that Pauline used bodies as a way to increase the listening of her students. I never made a connection between energy exercises like yoga and listening skills.

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