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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters The Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Lend your voice to the next season of Meet the Composer. Join host Nadia Sirota Friday, Jan. 20 at 3 pm at the Met Cloisters for an afternoon of radio- and music-making as we sing composer Pauline Oliveros's Tuning Meditation in the illustrious Fuentidueña Chapel.

Join us that afternoon as we follow Oliveros's performance instructions: “Inhale deeply; exhale on the note of your choice; listen to the sounds around you, and match your next note to one of them; on your next breath make a note no one else is making; repeat. Call it listening out loud.”

Oliveros, who passed away this past year at 84, was a shining light in the musical world and the creator of “Deep Listening,” work that smudges the edges between listener, performer and creator. We at Meet the Composer can think of no better way to celebrate the great composer Pauline Oliveros than by performing her work in deep communion with our friends, colleagues and fans. Oliveros's Tuning Meditation is for musicians and non-musicians alike, and the gist of the work is: Listen to what is going on around you and find a way to positively contribute.

Sirota will lead the performance, and the event will last no longer than one hour. No prior musical or singing experience required, only open ears and a willingness to come together in sound and spirit.

RSVPs are now closed for this event.

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Nadia Sirota

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