Listening Here: Albany NY is a web-app for mindful listening — delivering written instructions that encourage creative engagement with the sounds around you. The sounds and locations featured are inspired by input from people who live in, work in, or visit Albany, NY.
Listening Here is informed by the practices of Deep Listening and Soundwalking. Deep Listening is a philosophy and practise of sonic awareness created by pioneering composer Pauline Oliveros. A soundwalk is an excursion focused on listening to the environment, “to every sound around us no matter where we are”, popularized by composer and sound ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp.