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 As an approach to developing listening practices and developing the idea of queer listening, we begin with a comfortable, safe and inviting space;  the intention in queer listening is to dislocate the familiar and the hegemonic through critical ideas, readings and shared experiences and practices. Morever, queer listening aims to deepen and expand the dislocation through orientation that places queer texts at the center of knowledge-listening-making,  further encouraging the practice of re-listening to our social and creative worlds.  The act of collectively listening further promotes a shared subjective experience, one that not only challenges the exclusionary functions of heteronormative creative cultures, but celebrates our queer communities and herstories.


Created between 1970 and 1983 with the Buchla machines, the Apple II computer and the McLeyvier computer-controlled synthesizer. Distributed through the Electronic Music Foundation ‎– EMF CD 019.

Four Short Visits To Different Worlds
1 Swells 1:56
2 Mines 2:30
3 Crying Tone 2:27
4 A Garden 2:25

5 Improvisation On A “Concerto Generator” 3:03
6 A Harmonic Algorithm 3:04

Three Modal Pieces
7 A Cosmos 3:07
8 A Legend 4:53
9 A Myth 6:21

10 Immersion 12:35
11 Drums 7:09
12 Voices Within: A Requiem 14:47

Jocy de Oliveira ¬ estórias para voz,

instrumentos acústicos e eletrônicos

Estória II     9:34
Wave Song     5:51
Dimensões Para Quatro Teclados     8:06
Estória IV    22:34

Jocy de Oliveira (born 1936) is a Brazilian pianist, multimedia artist and composer. Released in 1981, during the last years of her country’s military dictatorship, Estórias Para Voz, Instrumentos Acústicos e Eletrônicos was met by controversy before quickly sinking from view – heard by almost no one beyond Brazil’s borders. “Its works draw on a diverse range of the country’s musics and percussion traditions, as well as Indian raga structures and Japanese Shomyo singing – inspired in part by the sounds of immigrant communities within Sao Paulo, the city where Oliveira grew up”.

Elodie Lauten ~ Transform

A1 Flow
A2 Quit
A3 Reverse
B1 Relate
B2 Emerge
B3 Quit – Wild Calm remix

Elodie Lauten, New York City-based post minimalist composer and recipient of the 2014 Robert Rauschenberg Award. Lauten had been exploring microtonality and alternative temperament since the early 1980s, first with a Fairlight CMI synthesizer and more recently with the Klio, her custom modular Reaktor software synthesizer. Many  fans will be familiar with Lauten’s music from her numerous collaborations with fellow downtown friend Arthur Russell. Lauten and Russell met through their mutual poet friend Allen Ginsberg and shared a similar sensibility, evident in their spiritual club classic In the Light of the Miracle and Russell’s appearance on Lauten’s seminal post-minimalist masterwork The Death of Don Juan. This series of works includes five selections from Lauten’s 2013 album, Transform. These are excellent examples of intricate synth exploration, deeply meditative and expansive but also highly expressive in a minimalist style suggesting a punk ethic.

Alice Coltrane ¬ Transfiguration

Transfiguration 11:43
Spoken Introduction & One For The Father 7:25
Prema 9:16
Affinity 10:50
Krishnaya 3:21
Leo, Part One 16:35
Leo, Part Two 20:10

Recorded in performance at Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, April 16, 1978. Strings on track 3 recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles.
Alice Coltrane – Piano and Organ
Reggie Workman – Bass
Roy Haynes – Drums

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