A museum-wide immersive concert at Blanton’s SoundSpace

The Blanton Museum’s acclaimed and insanely popular gallery-wide immersive concert this time around honors experimental composer Pauline Oliveros and her meditative concept of Deep Listening. Oliveros has written a massive site-specific piece that fills every gallery in the museum with sound. soundspace-blanton

“SoundSpace: Deep Listening” is at 2 p.m. Sunday

Oliveros has influenced American music extensively in her career spanning more than 60 years as a composer, performer, author and philosopher. She pioneered the concept of Deep Listening, a practice based upon principles of improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation.

A panoply of Austin artists and Oliveros collaborators will perform Sunday including dancer and recent Austin Hall of Fame inductee Heloise Gold.


Among the Austin new music purveyors performing include Peter Stopschinski, Travis Weller and Steve Parker will also be featured. Stopschinski will present his “Catalogue of Spiderfarts, for Organ, Flute, Cello, Guitar, Piano, and Drums.” Weller, who has worked closely with Oliveros, will be performing works that explore just intonation.  Parker will be play music by Oliveros for trombone and oscillators.

“SoundSpace: Deep Listening”
2 p.m. Sept. 13. Blanton Museum of Art
Free with museum admission ($5-$9)

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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