Art Heals Earth

Anne-Marie Houy Shaver on Engaging Awareness Through Deep Listeningđź‘‚Musicologist and Flutist | 004

August 10, 2020 Megan Reich Season 1 Episode 4
Art Heals Earth
Anne-Marie Houy Shaver on Engaging Awareness Through Deep Listeningđź‘‚Musicologist and Flutist | 004
Show Notes

Anne-Marie Houy Shaver is a musicologist, flutist, and educator originally from the Texas Hill Country. Her research interests involve ecomusicology, listening practices, and contemporary music/performance. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in musicology at Arizona State University, where she is a part of ASU’s Acoustic Ecology Lab. She is also receiving training in the Deep Listening Certificate Program. Anne-Marie aims to use acoustic ecology to encourage community engagement, increased sonic awareness, and a connection to the environment. As a performer, she enjoys promoting new music, especially through the use of extended techniques.
 
 In this episode, we discuss:

2:36 – What led to Anne-Marie’s converging interests between music and environment
5:22 – Anne-Marie’s research: applying ecomusicological frameworks to composers' works
7:56 – Representing vs. capturing environmental sounds in music  
9:46 – Anne-Marie’s Deep Listening practice
13:29 – Listening as a practice of compassion that instills inclusion, openness, and awareness  
16:11 – Listening as a mode of meditation 
18:06 – Multi-sensory and embodied listening 
21:02 – How Anne-Marie’s listening practice has affected her performance practice as a musician
24:46 – Hosting an Ecomusicology workshop at Enchanted Rock Park 
28:35 – Anne-Marie’s experience with soundwalking  
34:22 – ASU’s Acoustic Ecology Lab
37:32 – How art helps heal Anne-Marie’s relationship to the Earth
40:21 – A questions that Anne-Marie is asking right now
42:55 – What gives Anne-Marie hope right now 

Follow Anne-Marie’s work on her website.
Check out Arizona State University’s Acoustic Ecology Lab!
For more information on Pauline Oliveros’s Deep Listening, visit The Center for Deep Listening.

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