The Deep Listening® practice, as developed over a lifetime by American avant-garde composer/improviser/activist Pauline Oliveros, is a unique and collaborative way to share a sense of expanded consciousness through listening practice, making sound, moving, and dream sharing. Meditative listening exercises will deepen your awareness of your environment, inside and out. The movement practice works with moving energy, grounded in Chi Gung. Group sound making will be facilitated using Oliveros’ own ‘Sonic Meditations’ - recipes for listening and making sound in a group. And dream sharing exercises will encourage a deeper listening through all layers of consciousness. The workshop is an invitation to expand your awareness of your environment, externally and internally, in a collaborative, experimental and playful way, for personal and community growth. No experience is necessary, just an open willingness to participate!

Facilitator Bio:

The workshop will be facilitated by Stephen Shiell & Hannah White, musicians who first became aware of Oliveros’ work through discovering and practicing her Sonic Meditations, before moving into the wider Deep Listening® practice. They have found it creates a space for profound shifts in consciousness and self enquiry, whilst also supporting deeper ways in which to communicate with others. This lead them to become certified practitioners in 2017, and they have since co-curated many related workshops and performances for a variety of festivals, community and art events in the UK and Europe, including for Braziers Park, We’re All Bats festival for the Walthamstow Borough of Culture, Anti-University and Oxford Contemporary Music. They also perform together under the name ‘Blanc Sceol’. 

www.blancsceol.co.uk

Feedback from Previous Events:

"I would very much like to come again, I feel so relaxed and energised at the same time!" - Katie H

"I came with little understanding of what the session would hold. On a journey of self enquiry and the time spent today has been wonderful. Heart sharing, slow walking, sunshine, what’s not to like!"
Susan

"Deep Listening is a wonderful opportunity to focus on internal dynamics of body, sound and spirit, and has given me a feeling of lightness and elation. Very inspirational!"Vicky

"A feeling of expanding peace and well-being as the session progressed. A lovely inspirational space, thank you."Rosalynd

EVENT DETAILS

TICKET PRICES: £15-£30
DOORS OPEN: 13:45
DOORS CLOSE: 14:00

To avoid disruption to the event, latecomers may not be admitted.

ENQUIRIES:  info@stephenshiell.co.uk / hannahmarywhite@yahoo.co.uk

REFUND POLICY: We do not arrange refunds or exchanges. When possible we encourage using reselling on Ticketswap
ACCESS: We are sorry to say we do not yet have wheelchair access at our Homerton Space.

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Image by Roy White 

www.roywhite.co.uk

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