"Deep Listening Band worships in a cistern chapel (and) explores the mysterious spaces between notes, where all is sweet dissonance and beading microtones…"
Marc Weidenbaum - Pulse!
"Through Pauline Oliveros and Deep Listening I now know what harmony is. It's about the pleasure of making music."
"One of the loveliest, most restorative concerts I've heard in a long time."
Tim Page - NY Newsday
STUART DEMPSTER--Sound Gatherer--trombonist, composer, didjeriduist, et al, and Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, has recorded for numerous labels including Columbia (Sony), Nonesuch, and New Albion. The latter includes In the Great Abbey of Clement VI at Avignon - a "cult classic" - and Underground Overlays from the Cistern Chapel consisting of music sources for a 1995 Merce Cunningham Dance Company commission. Grants include: Creative Associate at SUNYAB; Fellow, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois; Fulbright Scholar (Australia); NEA Composer, US/UK, and Guggenheim Fellowships. Dempster, a leading figure in development of trombone technique and performance, published his landmark book The Modern Trombone: A Definition of Its Idioms in 1979. A founding member of Deep Listening Band, he has toured extensively and produced the first three DLB recordings. Dempster is also known for soothing aches, pains, and psychic sores with his healing, yet playful, Sound Massage Parlor. In 2006, his 70th birthday, awarded a “Golden Ears Deep Listening Certificate”; in 2007 participated in a Deep Listening Convergence Artist in High Falls NY; 2008 saw Deep Listening Band's high-end dbl LP on TAIGA "Then & Now Now & Then: Celebrating the Band’s 20 Years”. Inducted into Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame (Earshot Jazz 2009 Golden Ear Award Recipient). In 2010 received International Trombone Association Lifetime Achievement Award
DAVID GAMPER moves freely among the worlds of music performance, improvisation, and electronic instrument design. These passions merge in the performer controlled sound processing environments he has created for acoustic improvising musicians. He is a member of Deep Listening Band since 1990, and has performed frequently as a duo with Oliveros. Gamper’s solo piece “Conch” was in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s BitStreams exhibition and is on the CD of sound art from that show. He appears on many recordings with Deep Listening Band and others. See Hear Now is a real-time music and video collaboration with Gisela Gamper. Their recent installations and performances include the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Optisonic Tea at Diapason Gallery in NYC, ISSUE: Project Room’s Sensorium festival in a Brooklyn silo and three performances for Roulette’s 2008 Festival of Mixology in NYC. More info is at www.seehearnow.org.
PAULINE OLIVEROS (1932) is one of America's most vital composers. DeepListening®, her lifetime practice is fundamental to her composing, improvisation performing and teaching. Her research includes a thirty-five year development of the Expanded Instrument System - a digital improvisation environment for acoustic instrument processing; numerous improvisation ensembles and continuous research on the generation of creative work from listening. She defines Deep Listening as a practice intended for experiencing heightened and expanded awareness of the sound/silence continuum. She serves as Distinguished Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, Darius Milhaud Artist-in-residence at Mills College, Oakland CA and executive director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd in Kingston NY.
She is the recipient of the 2009 William Schuman Award from Columbia University.
http://www.deeplistening.org/pauline, http://www.paulineoliveros.us, http://www.myspace.com/paulineoliveros