Norman Lowrey ‎– River Sounding

Deep Listening ‎– DL 13-2000 CD
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1 Oir Al Rio (To Listen To The River) 9:00
2 From Scripture Of The Lotus Blossom Of The Fine Dharma For Mixed Chorus And River Sounds
Choir – Drew University ChoraleConductor [Directed By] – Garyth Nair
3 A Vision Of The Primordial Delaware River Sounds For Peter Kinney's Mixed Exhibit
Accordion – Pauline Oliveros


  • Other [Liner Notes] – NL
  • Recorded By, ProducerNorman Lowrey


The Delaware River Sounding project was initiated in 1992 by Drew Professor of Music Norman Lowrey and Cynthia Poten, the Delaware Riverkeeper. After being joined by a team of artists (including Pauline Oliveros, David Dunn, Alan Gussow, Cecelia Vicuña, John Bromberg, and Judy and Doug Alderfer-Abbot) who helped design the Sounding guidelines, the project came to intial fruition during the summer and fall of 1994 in a series of seven conceptual art community listening events along and on the Delaware River, spanning 350 miles from a headwater stream in Frost Valley, NY to a ferry crossing from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE and back. The project, funded by grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, culminated with a major exhibit of artwork at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia over the summer of 1996, and continues with the creation of artworks in every medium.