Deep Listening Golden Ear Award Presentation to Roscoe Mitchell as Part of Big Deep - Benefit Concert


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The Friends of Deep Listening Institute Presents Big Deep

A benefit concert for Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.

With special presentation of Deep Listening Golden Ear award to Roscoe Mitchell

Saturday, April 18, 2009
8 pm

The Kitchen
512 W 19th St
New York, NY

On Saturday, April 18 at 8 pm, Deep Listening Institute will be honoring Roscoe Mitchell with the 2009 Deep Listening Golden Ear award as part of Big Deep, a benefit concert for Deep Listening Institute at The Kitchen in New York City. Deep Listening Institute recognizes Mitchell’s astute contributions to the world of music.

The Golden Ear award was established in 2007 by Deep Listening Institute founder Pauline Oliveros & artistic director Ione in order to recognize musicians who in their practice are great listeners. Roscoe Mitchell will be the third artist to be honored with a Golden Ear award. Trombonist Stuart Dempster received the first Golden Ear in 2007 on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The second Golden Ear was presented posthumously to the noted musician and educator Toyoji Tomita in 2008.

Roscoe Mitchell’s innovation as a multi-instrumentalist and solo performer, his role in the resurrection of long neglected woodwind instruments of extreme register, and his reassertion of the composer into what has traditionally been an improvisational form have placed him at the forefront of contemporary music for over forty years.

Mr. Mitchell is a founding member of the world renowned Art Ensemble of Chicago, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and the Trio Space.

He is also the founder of the Creative Arts Collective of East Lansing, Michigan, The Roscoe Mitchell Sextet, The Roscoe Mitchell Quartet, The Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble, The Sound Ensemble, The Roscoe Mitchell New Chamber Ensemble, and Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory.

His teaching credits include the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the California Institute of the Arts, the AACM School of Music, the Creative Music Studio, University of North Dakota – Fargo, New England Conservatory, The Darius Milhaud Chair at Mills College and numerous workshops and artists-in-residence positions throughout the world.

ABOUT BIG DEEP Big Deep is a fundraising event hosted by the Friends of Deep Listening Institute. The evening will include a fantastic lineup of performances including a duo with Roscoe Mitchell and Pauline Oliveros, the Deep Listening Band with Stuart Dempster, David Gamper and Pauline Oliveros, video artist Benton-C Bainbridge and an afterparty with DJ Olive and DJ Oliveros.

All proceeds are going to the Deep Listening Institute, Ltd to support its ongoing projects. Donors have the opportunity to purchase special VIP tickets at $250 each which includes a cocktail reception and reserved seating. General admission is $100 with advance purchase and $125 at the door. This $100 ticket includes the concerts and afterparty with DJ Olive. With awareness of these lean times, $35 tickets will be available at the door for the concerts only. The Kitchen is located at 512 West 19th St between 10th and 11th Avenues, New York City. For more information contact Deep Listening Institute www.deeplistening.org or call 800.497.4072.

The Deep Listening Institute is a non-profit arts organization founded by Pauline Oliveros that fosters a unique approach to music, literature, art and meditation through the practice of Deep Listening®. Deep Listening Institute promotes innovation among artists and audience in creating, performing, recording and educating with a global perspective.

Deep Listening® is a philosophy and practice developed by Pauline Oliveros that distinguishes the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary selective nature of listening. The result of the practice cultivates appreciation of sounds on a heightened level, expanding the potential for connection and interaction with one's environment, technology and performance with others in music and related arts. The practice of Deep Listening provides a framework for artistic collaboration and musical improvisation and gives composers, performers, artists of other disciplines, and audiences new tools to explore and interact with environmental and instrumental sounds.

The Deep Listening Institute fosters creativity in artists of all ages and levels of artistic development by holding workshops and retreats; performing and publishing new work; and developing new performance technologies.

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