Teen Sound Circle (Wednesdays, July 20 – August 17)

Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Teen Sound Circle can help! This summer, join Sarah Van Buren for an exploration of Deep Listening – a set of group listening and sounding exercises, meditations, and movements which will encourage a broader awareness of the world, heightened creativity, and an enhanced calmness. Ages 14 – 18. No experience necessary!

Deep Listening was developed by celebrated experimental musician and composer Pauline Oliveros (based in Kingston, NY until her passing in 2016), in collaboration with her partner IONE and movement practitioner Heloise Gold. To learn more, click here: https://www.deeplistening.rpi.edu/deep-listening/

Date/Time: Wednesdays, July 20 – August 17, 2:30 – 4:30pm

Location:  In person, Henry Hudson Waterfront Park gazebo

Registration: This program is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited. To register, email sarah.vanburen@gmail.com or DM @sarahgvanburen on insta

Sponsored by The Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer. This project is presented in collaboration with Hudson Area Library and Operation Unite, and it is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts dba CREATE Council for the Arts.


Sarah Van Buren (SVB) is an artist, educator, sound maker and raver based in Stottville, NY who works with music, sound and collaborative performance to investigate buried histories, communal ritual and collective resonance. She started a small DJ school in 2019 which evolved into the Hudson Valley-based DJ collective Community Rave Network, and is co-founder of the NYC-based video art / party / performance collective CHERYL. She was co-curator of Basilica Hudson’s 24-HOUR DRONE festival from its inception until 2020, and is certified in Deep Listening® by The Center for Deep Listening at RPI.

Photo credit: Andi State http://www.andistate.com/