Inspired by the late composer Pauline Oliveros and her “Sonic Meditations”, this short film explores Deep Listening in the Kauffman Brewing Tunnels, part of historic Cincinnati’s underground beer brewery infrastructure. These tunnels were constructed over 150 years ago, and were forgotten to the world until recently. They are not currently open to the public, but tours could be available as part of the Brewing Heritage Trail.
In this film, we learn a bit about the history of the tunnels and the Kauffman Brewery, thanks to the Cincinnati Preservation Collective. Then Troy Bronsink of The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art, and Action leads us through a brief guided meditation. This will prepare us to listen with full mindful presence to concert:nova musicians Cristian Ganicenko (trombone) and Chris Olka (tuba) as they perform their own arrangment of “Couplets des folies” by Marin Marais, originally composed in 1701.
The Oliveros Response Project premieres Thursdays in January at 7:30 EST, available for free viewing on www.concertnova.com or right here, The Response Project.
Each film explores a different building and a different part of Cincinnati’s history.
January 7th – Imperial Theater (originally a vaudeville theater)
January 14th – Kauffman Brewing Tunnels
January 21st – King Records
January 28th – Emery Theater*
*This film features the world premiere of five brand new works for piano and percussion, composed especially for this project.
The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art, and Action
Cincinnati Preservation Collective
The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. 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