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Deep Listen: Kaija Saariaho

Listening to “La Passion de Simone” By · Title Image Simone Weil (Wikipedia/Public Domain) · Date 3/1/2018 Confession: As a music lover, one of my least favorite things to do is actually go to a live performance. Not because of the performance itself, but for the hell-is-other-people experience of being in an audience and the […]

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Deep Listen: Robert Rich

Sleeping to Robert Rich’s “Somnium” By · Illustrations Daire Gaj · Date 2/22/2018 Have you considered that your needs for sleep at 19 may be different from your needs for sleep at 24?” my therapist asks me, looking at me in the compassionately bemused way that competent mental health professionals have down to an art. […]

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Deep Listen: Clara Iannotta

Listening to Clara Iannotta’s “dead wasps in the jam-jar (ii)” By · Title Image © Astrid Ackermann · Date 2/8/2018 I’m listening to “dead wasps in the jam-jar (ii),” a string work by Clara Iannotta, and I’m disoriented. Though I play violin in string orchestras, and have for years, I feel like a layperson without […]

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Deep Listen: Maryanne Amacher

Title Image Capp Street Project Archive (CC BY-NC 4.0) Magic Eye images, or autostereograms, are those illusory images you used to see in books and magazines back in the ‘90s. If looked at in the right way or for the right amount of time, parts of the image would appear on a separate plane and […]