Pauline Oliveros

Pauline writes, "As a musician, I am interested in the sensual nature of sound, its power of synchronization, coordination, release and change. Hearing represents the primary sense organ - hearing happens involuntarily. Listening is a voluntary process that through training and experience produces culture. All cultures develop through ways of listening.

"Deep Listening is listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matterwhat you are doing. Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, or one's own thoughts as well as musical sounds. Deep Listening represents a heightened state of awareness and connects to all that there is. As a composer I make my music through Deep Listening."

To find out more about Pauline Oliveros and Deep Listening, visit www.deeplistening.org.

Tintinnabulate

Tintinnabulate plus composer Paula Matthusen will be participating in Chicago Calling. Tintinnabulate in Troy and Weave Soundpainting Orchestra will perform Matthusen's Filling Vessels and installation piece.

Tintinnabulate is a multimedia ensemble founded and directed by Pauline Oliveros of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Fall of 2005. The mixed instrumental ensemble consists of graduate students and faculty. Currently the performers are Charles Veasey (guitar, electic guitar and laptop), Alex Chechlie (electric guitar, laptop), Ryder Cooley (accordion, musical saw, performance art, Bart Woodstrup (video, laptop), Elizabeth Panzer (harp, electronics), Daniel Varela (violin, percussion, electronics), Jonas Braasch (soprano saxophone), Jeffrey Pitcher (guitarm, electric guitar, laptop), Michael Bullock (bass, electronics).

Tintinnabulate has performed at the RPI MFA show Fall 2005 and Spring 2006, at Eyebeam in New York City January 2006, The Children's Museum Renssealer Technology Park in the dome, and telepresence performances with Brown University, Arizona State University and Stanford University.