Wednesday September 20, 2017

A deep dive into the world of deep listening

Calgary electronic musician Sarah Davachi presents an introduction to electronic music.

Calgary electronic musician Sarah Davachi presents an introduction to electronic music. (Richard Smith )

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When we listen to music, we tend only to hear the melodic lines. But what if you stop, and listen to the way a piano chord echoes? Or how a cello string reverberates? This idea of intentional listening is one that's at the heart of "deep listening," a philosophy that embraces listening to learn.

It comes from music scholar and composer Pauline Oliveros, and has been embraced by musicians all over the world, including Calgary electronic musician Sarah Davachi. She gives us a q gateway to deep listening, and explains why it's a valuable tool in an increasingly loud world. 

— Produced by Elaine Chau