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WEDNESDAY

Composer Pauline Oliveros has led a quiet revolution for the past 30 years. If you haven’t heard of her, it may be because you don’t know how to listen. But there’s hope for you yet: Oliveros’ Deep Listening philosophy teaches people how to truly hear. “Deep Listening is listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear, no matter what you are doing. Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, or one’s own thoughts, as well as musical sounds,” Oliveros says. Her Deep Listening Band’s magnificent debut CD, Deep Listening, was recorded in a 2-million-gallon cistern with a reverberation time of 45 seconds and is both restoratively meditative and intensely interactive. Oliveros won’t be there, but like-minded composer and musician Tom Bickley leads a Deep Listening Workshop based on her principles at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. $12. For reservations call (202) 547-6839. (CP)