Inspired by the late composer Pauline Oliveros and her “Sonic Meditations”, this short film explores Deep Listening in Saint Mark Church, a historic building in Cincinnati that is not open to the public. (For more information, visit https://savestmark.com/).
In this performance, vocalist Vidita Kanniks performs a Vedic chant arranged by her father, Kanniks Kannikeswaran.
In each film, The Oliveros Response Project explores a different building and a different part of Cincinnati’s history.
The Imperial Theater (originally a vaudeville theater)
Kauffman Brewing Tunnels (underground tunnels built during the brewing boom of the 19th century in Cincinnati)
January 21st – King Records (the studio where James Brown recorded his first hit record)
January 28th – Emery Theater* (once home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
*This film features the world premiere of five brand new works for piano and percussion, composed especially for this project.
Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Andy Gasper
Executive Producer: Brianna Matzke
Audio engineer: Josh Elstro
Production Company: Axe of All Trades
The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art, and Action
Cincinnati Preservation Collective
Thank you to:
Save the Mark
Evanston Community Council
The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
The William O. Purdy, Jr. Foundation Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
The Johnstone Foundation
with support from the International Foundation for Contemporary Music