Thursday 26 March 2020

Pauline Oliveros' The World Wide Tuning Meditation: live, on-line on Saturday

Pauline Oliveros
Pauline Oliveros
The International Contemporary Ensemble and Music on the Rebound are presenting Pauline Oliveros' The World Wide Tuning Meditation live, on-line. 

On four Saturdays, 28 March, 4, 11 and 18 April 2020 at 5pm EDT, Ione and Claire Chase will lead a global performance of The Tuning Meditation by the late Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016), a sonic gathering with a legacy of bringing communities together through meditative singing. Anyone from anywhere in the world is invited to join in via Zoom to sing together from their personal phone or computer.

No music experience is necessary.

Oliveros’ The Tuning Meditation consists of four steps:

1. Begin by taking a deep breath and letting it all the way out with air sound. Listen with your mind's ear for a tone.
2. On the next breath using any vowel sound, sing the tone that you have silently perceived on one comfortable breath. Listen to the whole field of sound the group is making.
3. Select a voice distant from you and tune as exactly as possible to the tone you are hearing from that voice. Listen again to the whole field of sound the group is making.
4. Contribute by singing a new tone that no one else is singing. Continue by listening then singing a tone of your own or tuning to the tone of another voice alternately.

Full information from Music on the Rebound website, where there is a RSVP link.

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