London (BST) 18:00-20:00
San Francisco (PDT) 10am-12noon
New York (EDT) 1pm-3pm
Berlin (CEST) 19:00-21:00
Since lockdown began, we have been building a community of people committed to connecting together within Zoom to investigate the practice of Deep Listening® as envisaged by Pauline Oliveros, and beginning to find our own shared community improvisatory language, sounding, moving and playing together from a position of listening to each other as deeply as we can. If this sounds interesting to you, these 6 open-to-all sessions will give you a chance to try it out, or equally to continue in your Deep Listening practice. Drop-in tickets are available, although we encourage you to consider it a course and commit to all 6. Deep Listening is after all a practice, and it gives back the more you engage with it, so carve out some Sunday evening ‘me-time’ and come and play!
During the sessions, we hold space for each other, creating the conditions for self and group care. A session involves breath and bodywork; Listening or other Meditation; activities to promote connection within the Zoom framework; exploration of Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations and other text scores; sounding, singing, dancing and playing together in open or guided improvisations.
So what is Deep Listening?
Composer and sonic pioneer Pauline Oliveros, founder of the practice of Deep Listening, describes it as ‘listening in as many ways as possible to everything that can possibly be heard all of the time’. There’s more to listening than meets the ear!
Adapted for the zoom environment, each session will involve bodywork drawn from Qi Gong and T’ai Chi, breathwork, listening meditation, and exploration of the Sonic Meditations and other pieces composed by Oliveros. No musical expertise is needed to engage with these deeply democratic and satisfying pieces – however an interest and willingness to engage with others and share sounds, words, thoughts, dreams is necessary to get the most benefit from this connecting and stimulating practice. The Zoom medium is explored in a creative and playful way, and Breakout rooms give space for smaller group work.
For more information on Deep Listening® visit the Center for Deep Listening webpages: https://www.deeplistening.rpi.edu/
No prior experience is necessary to join the sessions. A spirit of openness and lifting off judgement (not discernment) is encouraged. The bodywork is gentle and adaptable. Wear clothes you can move in. Join with enough space to swing your arms, and a comfortable place to sit for meditation. Bring a journal for your own personal use.
"Jon creates a wonderful atmosphere in the Zoom room of trust, companionship and safety to let your hair down" Lesley N
“Deep listening with Jon Petter during lockdown quickly became a highlight of my week. I always feel energised after the sessions and feel that I now belong to a new community. I enjoy the mix of bodywork, sound explorations, meditation and movement.” Will E
“Incredibly enjoyable and enriching for my soul - I look forward to being part of this community again as soon as possible.” David M
“Jon’s Deep Listening sessions have been a lifesaver during lockdown - genuinely reaching the parts that other Zooms don’t reach” Steve G
“You were a great leader, the variety was fun, as was stepping out of my comfort zone but best of all was the cameraderie of the group - a surprise joy!” Dan W
Type of Format: Course
Duration of Each Session: 120 minutes
Technical Platform: Zoom Pro
Concessionary Ticket - is only for job seekers, students and seniors with a low household income.
Drop-In Ticket: You can only purchase one Drop-In ticket at a time. You can expect an email from Intercultural Roots within 1-2 working days providing you with a choice of Drop-In sessions available to you. Upon receipt of your confirmation we will will manually add you to the Zoom meeting and you will receive your confirmation and link.
Please ensure that you book at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the course, excluding Drop-In tickets where available, to allow time for you to receive confirmation emails and your entry link to Zoom. This is because we rely on third parties for confirmation etc. Please ensure you have read the Legal notices on our website before booking, in particular our notices regarding Privacy (including Privacy Considerations When Using Zoom), Refund & Cancellation, Disclaimers and Terms.